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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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Maine school district faces lawsuit over anti-gay bullying allegations

Monday, December 22, 2014
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The Maine Human Rights Commission plans legal action over a student who said he was bullied, harassed and assaulted by other students who thought he was gay. [...]

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12-year-old boy on cheerleading squad commits suicide over anti-gay bullying

Friday, December 5, 2014
Ronin
FOLSOM, Calif. -- A 12-year-old middle-school student in Folsom, Cailf., committed suicide this week and friends and family say relentless anti-gay bullying was the cause because the boy was on the cheerleading squad last year. [...]

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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Thursday — both in person and online — to mark the fifth annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. Now observed annually, millions of individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media [...]

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Canadian family bullied because of their transgender daughter

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Isabella Burgos
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- A Canadian family says they are being bullied because their daughter is transgender and the school district isn't doing enough to stop it. Izzy and Dale Burgos said ever since eight-year-old Isabella was four, she knew she was a girl inside. And that's how she returned [...]

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Settlement reached in case of bullied, gay teen who committed suicide

Monday, September 29, 2014
David Phan
SALT LAKE CITY -- The family of a 14-year-old boy who say their son was bullied prior to committing suicide outside a school in a Salt Lake City suburb has reached a settlement with the school district, the two sides announced Monday. The family of David Phan had filed a [...]

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Tyler Clementi’s legacy: A family fighting on behalf of bullied LGBT youth

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Joseph and Jane Clementi in their home in Ridgewood, N.J. Their son, Tyler, jumped off the George Washington Bridge in 2010 after learning that his college roommate was spying on his relationship with another man. His suicide sparked a national conversation about the treatment of young gay people and brought the spotlight associated with it to his family’s front door.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Tyler Clementi's family could have stayed silent after he killed himself. They could have, understandably, hid from the spotlight and attention thrust upon them when he jumped from the George Washington Bridge after his roommate's webcam captured him with another man inside his Rutgers dorm room. [...]

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Two openly gay youth, two supportive families, two different paths

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Justin
The hot, sticky days of July are often a time of family vacations, summer school, summer jobs, and for others who have just graduated from high school, time spent with family and friends before leaving home for college. For 18-year-old Graeme Taylor, whose academic endeavors have led him to enroll [...]

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Settlement reached in suicide of teen who endured years of anti-gay bullying

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Seth Walsh
TEHACHAPI, Calif. -- The mother of a Central California teenager who committed suicide after years of anti-gay bullying has reached a $750,000 settlement with her son's school district. Wendy Walsh, whose 13-year-old son, Seth, committed suicide in 2010, accused the Tehachapi Unified School [...]

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Calif. mayor says bullying victims need to toughen up and ‘grow a pair’

Friday, May 16, 2014
Cameron Hamilton
PORTERVILLE, Calif. -- A central California mayor says bullying victims should toughen up, "grow a pair" and defend themselves, sparking anger among some city officials and gay rights advocates. [...]

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