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Gay teen advocate to serve as diversity liaison in Phoenix mayor’s office

Saturday, March 24, 2012
PHOENIX -- An Arizona teen who spent several weeks in Washington last year to lobby Congress to make schools a safer environment for LGBT youth, is now working in the Phoenix mayor's office to help raise awareness about bullying and ...

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Ohio gay teen in coma following suicide attempt due to bullying

Friday, March 23, 2012
Austin Rodriguez
WELLSVILLE, Ohio -- An Ohio teenager was in a coma Friday in the intensive care unit at Akron Children's Hospital, a week after he tried to end his own life. Austin Rodriguez, 15, a student at Wellsville High School, told ...

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Ending anti-LGBT harassment will take more than a trial verdict

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tyler Clementi
Today, less than seven percent of schools offer institutional support to LGBT students, such as an LGBT student center or programs director. Eighty-seven percent of schools fail to include sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policies. Protection for transgender people is ...

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Kentucky House panel rejects adding sexual orientation to anti-bullying law

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A bill that would have expanded Kentucky's anti-bullying laws by linking harassment to sexual orientation, race and other characteristics, died in the House Education Committee on Tuesday after facing opposition from Republican lawmakers. ...

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Seventy groups call on Obama to endorse anti-bullying legislation

Friday, March 9, 2012
A group of 70 organizations is asking President Obama to build on his work against bullying in schools by endorsing legislation pending in Congress that would prohibit harassment of LGBT students. ...

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Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district settles bullying lawsuits

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- The Anoka-Hennepin School District on Monday night voted to accept a settlement agreement with six former and current district students who had filed two lawsuits over a policy requiring staff to remain neutral on topics related ...

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‘Glee’ episode movingly highlights LGBT youth bullying and suicide

Monday, March 5, 2012
For those who missed it, last week's controversial mid-season finale episode of "Glee" may have shocked fans, but one LGBT youth advocacy group has seen a number of benefits as a result. ...

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Filmmaker ‘disappointed, distressed’ over ‘R’ rating applied to bullying documentary

Saturday, February 25, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The Weinstein Company has lost an appeal of the "R" rating given to upcoming documentary "BULLY" by the Motion Picture Association of America -- the film, an urgent and intimate look at America's bullying crisis by award-winning ...

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Anoka-Hennepin official now acknowledges bullying as a ‘factor’ in teen suicides

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Dennis Carlson
COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- Just weeks after denouncing a Rolling Stone article on bullying and teen suicide as a “brutal and distorted attack,” the Superintendent of the Anoka-Hennepin School District in suburban Minneapolis now says "there can be no doubt ...

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Minnesota school district changes ‘neutral’ policy on sexual orientation

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- The Anoka-Hennepin school board, which oversees the state's largest school district, has adopted a new policy that replaces a policy that required teachers to stay neutral in matters relating to sexual orientation -- a policy critics ...

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