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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 to sexual orientation. [...]

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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 filmmaker Lee Hirsch is scheduled for nationwide release this Spring. [...]

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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 that in many situations bullying is one of the contributing [...]

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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 called a “gag rule” that constrained teachers from dealing with [...]

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Student jumps to his death; school officials say bullying wasn’t a factor? Bullshit!

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Drew Ferraro
LA CRESCENTA, Calif. -- During a busy lunch break on Friday, where hundreds of students milled about at Crescenta Valley High School, sophomore Drew Ferraro, 15, took a running start and leaped off a three-story classroom building into the courtyard below, ending his life. [...]

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School official condemns Rolling Stone article on bullying, teen suicide

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS — Anoka-Hennepin School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson has angrily denounced an article published last week by Rolling Stone, in which the magazine highlighted the rash of teen suicides that occurred within the school district over the past three years, and the links some of those deaths had to anti-gay [...]

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Family, friends hold vigil for bullied gay teen who committed suicide

Sunday, February 5, 2012
Rafael Morelos
CASHMERE, Wash. -- Family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil on Friday evening to remember 14-year-old Rafael Morelos, who hanged himself on Sunday, Jan. 29. Rafael was openly gay, and friends said he was bullied because of it. [...]

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Rolling Stone: Evangelicals in Michele Bachmann’s district have created an anti-gay climate

Sunday, February 5, 2012
For nearly three years, people living in the suburban Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin area have been dealing with not only a rash of LGBTQ youth committing suicide, but a cultural environment that at times seems nearly a war zone as the greater LGBTQ community and its supporters have squared off against the [...]

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