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Anti-LGBT bullying contributes to suicide by Maryland teen

Sunday, April 8, 2012
GLEN BURNIE, Md. — Kenneth (“Kenny”) Wolf, a 14-year-old freshman at Old Mill High School in Millersville, Md., died Friday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center following a suicide attempt Thursday night, LGBTQ Nation has learned. ...

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‘Day of Dialogue’ from Focus on the Family is ‘sacred discrimination’

Sunday, April 8, 2012
I have a hair-trigger sensitivity for the protection of LGBT youth. Even if an action is wrapped in heart-themed paper and tied with a Jesus-loves-you ribbon, when there is something rotten inside, I can smell it. There is something very ...

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‘Bully’ to be released with PG-13 rating without cutting crucial scene

Friday, April 6, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- After weeks of conflict with the Motion Picture Association of America, the controversial film "Bully" will be released with a PG-13 rating, in time for the film's April 13 expansion to 55 markets, according to an announcement ...

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True LGBT Story: Mother and son — One story, two perspectives

Sunday, March 25, 2012
When my son, Kyle, was fourteen years old, I asked him point-blank if he was gay. He admitted to me tearfully that he was. We hugged and cried together, and I let him know in no uncertain terms that it ...

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A letter to my bully…

Sunday, March 25, 2012
I have hated you almost every day since we first met. But for different reasons altogether than you might expect. I still remember the terror I felt, every time I approached the soccer field. It was junior high, a difficult ...

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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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