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Tulsa students suspended after LGBT poster defaced

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa, Okla.
Nearly a dozen students were suspended after a poster encouraging awareness about bullying and harassment of LGBT students was defaced. ...

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Bullied Wisconsin transgender teen dies by suicide

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Cameron Langrell
Just days after Cameron Langrell announced to friends and classmates online that she identified as a transgender girl, the 15-year-old took her own life. ...

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Study: Gay, bisexual kids bullied more, even at early age

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Gay and bisexual kids are more likely to be bullied as they're growing up — even at an early age, according to the first large U.S. study to look at the problem. ...

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Transgender woman marks death with eerie posthumous tweet

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Rachel Bryk
Rachel Bryk died by suicide last week by jumping off the George Washington Bridge, just days after internet trolls encouraged her to commit suicide. ...

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Gay student attacked at Atlanta school says he’s victim of constant bullying

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Timothy Jefferson
“Everyone knows I’m gay,” says 16-year-old Timothy Jefferson, who says he’s been constantly harassed and bullied by other students during his two years at the school where he’s studying to one day become an interior designer or a musician. ...

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Students at Pa. school organize ‘Anti-gay day’ in response to ‘Day of Silence’

Saturday, April 18, 2015
A group of students at McGuffey High School in Claysville, Pa., allegedly spread the news that if they were “anti-gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands.
A Pittsburgh-area school district is investigating allegations of harassment involving students after complaints by parents and students voicing concern about a so-called “Anti-Gay Day” allegedly organized by some students. ...

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Lawsuit settled over alleged bullying of gay students in Mississippi school district

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Destin Holmes
The Southern Poverty Law Center has announced a settlement of its federal lawsuit alleging that gay students were routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district. ...

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Transgender teen gets support from Justice Department in school lawsuit

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The federal government is supporting a Detroit-area teenager who, in a lawsuit, accuses several schools of discriminating against him because he's transgender. ...

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Bullied, gay teen will get 27 years in prison in plea deal for school shooting

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Bryan Oliver
A teenager charged with shooting a classmate in the chest at his central California high school two years ago accepted a plea agreement with prosecutors Friday for a 27-year sentence in state prison. ...

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Court: State lawyer’s ‘bullying’ of gay student not protected by 1st Amendment

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Andrew Shirvell (left), with a defaced image of gay college student Chris Armstrong that Shirvell posted on his blog in 2010.
The court said attorney general’s office was justified in firing Andrew Shirvell in 2010 because his posts on Facebook and an anti-gay blog, as well as his campus visits and TV appearances, had an adverse impact on the agency’s credibility. ...

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