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Gay teen jumps to his death; family says bullying was a factor

Thursday, May 10, 2012
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- An openly gay teen in Rochester, Minn., took his own life on Sunday, and according to the boy's father, anti-gay bullying played a “a big part” in his son's suicide. [...]

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Romney’s character under scrutiny as report of anti-gay bullying surfaces

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Mitt Romney
WASHINGTON — GOP front runner and presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney engaged in several incidents of pranks during his high school years, at least one incident in particular that LGBTQ activists are calling anti-gay bullying, according to a report by The Washington Post. [...]

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Bullied gay teen expelled for defending himself with stun gun

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Darnell Young
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An independent arbitrator ruled Monday that an Indiana gay teen will remain expelled from Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis until January 7, 2013 for discharging a stun gun on school property to discourage an attack by bullies. [...]

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Dan Savage a hypocrite? Not even close…

Sunday, May 6, 2012
Dan Savage
The religious right wing clearly have no clue what bullying is really all about. A speaker, known for his “straight”, sometimes “salty”, talk, at a public forum, is not bullying you when he says your religious beliefs are bullshit. He doesn’t have you cornered against a locker, trapped [...]

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Hillary Clinton calls for ‘stamping out bullying wherever it happens’

Saturday, May 5, 2012
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has released a new video in which she calls for "stamping out bullying wherever it happens." [...]

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Re-defining ‘Bully Pulpit’ — Pastor sends chilling message of violence

Friday, May 4, 2012
Sean Harris
Many have heard and seen Pastor Sean Harris' shouted exhortations about "squashing like a cockroach," the first signs of gender-variant behavior in children. Fewer have seen his searing denunciation of transgendered persons as "an affront to God." ... and I have counseled at least three GLBT young adults who have [...]

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Bullied gay teen faces expulsion after firing stun gun provided by his mom

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Darnell Young
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An Indiana gay teen on Wednesday faced a private school district review board, an effort to expel him after he discharged a stun gun on school property to discourage an attack by school bullies. [...]

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D.C. city council gives preliminary approval of anti-bullying bill

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The D.C. City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve an anti-bullying bill on first reading, with Council members expected to approve the measure in a final vote at their next session later this month. [...]

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Dan Savage and the truth about homosexuality and the Bible

Monday, April 30, 2012
People get bullied because of who they are: how they look and act, what they say and do. ... The people who walked out during Dan’s talk were not separated from their peers by anyone. They were content to do that themselves. They were not frightened or cowed. They were [...]

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Tennessee lawmaker says suicides caused by bad parenting, not bullying

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Jeremy Faison
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee state representative on Tuesday told fellow lawmakers that failure to instill proper values by parents in the victims of bullying is what leads young people to commit suicide. State Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) made the remarks during a House floor debate over a proposed cyber-bullying [...]

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