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Quincy Tuttle

Boy who planned to shoot student who called his friend ‘gay’ remains in custody

Saturday, October 26, 2013
VANCOUVER, Wash. — A middle school student who took a gun and ammunition to school with the intent to shoot another boy that he thought was bullying his friend, will remain in juvenile detention at least until Tuesday while a mental evaluation continues. [ Read more → ]
Quincy Tuttle

Police: Boy ‘heard voices’ telling him to kill student who called his friend ‘gay’

Thursday, October 24, 2013
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- An 11-year-old boy who took a gun and ammunition to his middle school heard voices in his head telling him to shoot another boy that he thought was bullying his friend, police said in a court document released Thursday. [ Read more → ]
Jake-Stallman

Once bullied gay teen starts anti-bullying coalition to help other bullied kids

Sunday, October 20, 2013
TIPTON, Iowa -- NBC Nightly News on Sunday profiled 17-year-old Jake Stallman, a once bullied gay teen from eastern Iowa who decided he no longer could suffer in silence and now helps other kids who are bullied. [ Read more → ]
Spirt-Day

Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Thursday — both in person and online — to mark the fourth annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. [ Read more → ]
Joe Bell

Father of gay teen who committed suicide killed during nationwide walk against bullying

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Joe Bell, the Oregon man who last April began a cross-country trek to spread his message against bullying after his 15-year-old gay son hanged himself, was hit and killed by a semi-truck on a Colorado highway Wednesday evening. [ Read more → ]
Bully-Killeen-Texas

Texas dad gives his son a lesson in humiliation as punishment for bullying

Friday, October 4, 2013
KILLEEN, Texas -- A Texas boy who has been in trouble at school several times for bullying, has learned a lesson in humiliation after spending an afternoon announcing to passers-by that he is a bully. [ Read more → ]
bullying

LGBT rights advocates say Utah bullying law may backfire

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
OGDEN, Utah — Gay rights leaders in Utah say a new law requiring schools to notify parents when their child is a victim of bullying could potentially do more harm than good. [ Read more → ]
Charleston-County-School-Dist

Lawsuit alleges anti-gay bullying by Charleston, S.C. high school teacher

Saturday, September 7, 2013
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A high school math teacher in South Carolina bullied a student so mercilessly as "gay" that the boy tried to kill himself, the teen and his mother claim in court. [ Read more → ]
Southport-HS-Indiana

Complaint filed in Ind. school bus anti-gay bullying incident

Monday, September 2, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — A gay rights advocacy group has filed a complaint on behalf of a gay high school student whose mother says he was beaten by a football player because of his sexuality. [ Read more → ]
Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin’s stunning admission: ‘I bullied kids who I knew were gay’

Monday, August 26, 2013
Grammy award winning pop artist Ricky Martin says that as a child he suffered from intense, internalized homophobia, which led him to bully other kids that he knew were gay. [ Read more → ]
Sultana High School

Calif. school responds to claims that administrators harassed gay students

Friday, August 16, 2013
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- A Southern California school district said Thursday that it will implement policies supporting LGBT students after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) demanded officials step take action to end discrimination against LGBT students by teachers and administrators. [ Read more → ]
Indian-River-Central-School-Dist

Settlement announced in N.Y. school district anti-gay bias lawsuit

Friday, August 9, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. — A northern New York school district has agreed to a series of measures to combat bullying as part of a settlement of a former student's anti-gay bias lawsuit. [ Read more → ]
You Will Rise Project FREAK, by Morven Fik

Rising Above: Bullying victims express themselves through art

Sunday, August 4, 2013
Bullying can happen at home or at school, or both, and each case is unique. Some of the time, bullies themselves have been victimized and opt to use their feelings of hate or frustration and project it on others. Part of the You Will Rise Project’s goal is to create an avenue for expression that prevents kids from continuing that cycle. [ Read more → ]
Carlos Vigil

For Carlos Vigil, whose fate could have been my own… Rest in peace, my friend

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Initially I could not understand why Carlos Vigil's story had elicited such a strong emotional response from me. Perhaps it was our shared interest in government and public policy? Maybe it was the clear articulation of his frame of mind that day through a posting I had read on his Twitter account? Or perhaps it was my empathy for his family and what they must be going through during this harrowing moment in their lives? As I pondered these questions I quickly came to the realization that selfishly, my feelings had little to do with Carlos or his family. It was because of me... [ Read more → ]
Carlos Vigil

Bullied N.M. gay teen posts suicide note online before taking his own life

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
LAS LUNAS, N.M. -- An openly gay New Mexico high school student who spoke out against bullying died Tuesday after his family removed him from life support following a suicide attempt over the weekend. [ Read more → ]
cyber-bullying

Study: LGBT youth face higher rates of online bullying

Thursday, July 11, 2013
NEW YORK – LGBT youth experience nearly three times as much bullying and harassment online as non-LGBT youth, but also find greater peer support, access to health information and opportunities to be civically engaged, according to a new report released today by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. [ Read more → ]
Darnell Young

Gay Ind. teen settles bullying lawsuit against school district for $65,000

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An openly gay Indianapolis teenager who was expelled for bringing a stun gun to school to protect himself from bullies has agreed to settle his lawsuit against Indianapolis Public Schools for $65,000. [ Read more → ]
Right Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Church of England announces campaign to combat anti-gay bullying

Friday, July 5, 2013
LONDON -- The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced a campaign to stamp out anti-gay bullying in Church of England schools, acknowledging that attitudes toward sexuality have changed. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Iowa)

Iowa governor says he’ll try again to advance statewide anti-bullying effort

Sunday, June 9, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa — A bill designed to crack down on so-called cyber-bullying failed to advance in the Iowa state legislature this year, but Gov. Terry Branstad plans to keep working to toughen Iowa's anti bullying laws. [ Read more → ]
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Annual ‘Day of Silence’ calls attention to ‘silencing effect’ of anti-LGBT bullying

Friday, April 19, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of students at thousands of schools around the world on Friday are participating in GLSEN's (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) 18th annual Day of Silence by taking a vow of silence to draw attention to the anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools. [ Read more → ]
Caylend-Childs

Middle school student branded with ‘fag’ slur on back of his neck by bullies

Thursday, March 21, 2013
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A 12-year-old middle school student was branded with a homophobic slur in the latest school bullying incident, in which his mother describes as the "last straw." [ Read more → ]
safe-schools

Safe Schools Act re-introduced in U.S. House, aims to help prevent bullying

Thursday, March 14, 2013
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) on Thursday re-introduced The Safe Schools Improvement Act in the U.S. House, a bill to help ensure a safe learning environment at schools nationwide and provide necessary resources to prevent school bullying and reduce the rising drop-out rate. [ Read more → ]
bullying

Minnesota House panel advances school anti-bullying bill

Friday, March 1, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Minnesota House committee has given its initial backing to a bill meant to crack down on bullying in schools. [ Read more → ]
Jadin-Bell

Family announces foundation to combat bullying in wake of Jadin Bell’s death

Thursday, February 7, 2013
LA GRANDE, Ore. -- Speaking before a crowd of about 200 people Wednesday, the father of an Oregon teen who died Sunday after he hanged himself two weeks earlier, said that he loved his gay son, and accepted him for who he was. [ Read more → ]
Tyler Clementi

Tyler Clementi anti-harassment act re-introduced in Congress

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
During a dedication ceremony Monday of the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University in New Jersey, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, (D-N.J.) announced that he U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) have reintroduced legislation in Congress that would require colleges to implement anti-harassment policies. [ Read more → ]
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