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Minn. gay rights advocates lobby for state law protecting kids from bullying

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Bullying
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Long before gay rights activists in Minnesota launched a successful campaign to legalize same-sex marriage, they were aiming for another high-profile goal: a state law protecting children from school bullies.

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Mass. state House passes updates to anti-bullying law

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Mass-capitol
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts House has approved a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law in part by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

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Bullied 11-year-old ‘brony’ clings to life following suicide attempt

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Michael Morones
RALEIGH, N.C. -- An 11-year-old boy clings to life and may have suffered brain damage following a suicide attempt last month. Family members say Michael Morones was repeatedly bullied at school and called gay because he was a fan of the children's television cartoon "My Little Pony."

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Report: Progress toward LGBT equality surprisingly ‘mixed’

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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An independent think tank that studies the progress of the movement on equal rights for LGBT people released its latest report Tuesday, and the assessment is surprisingly “mixed.”

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Oregon school district settles lawsuit over anti-gay bullying

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene, Ore. School District has paid $5,000 to settle an Oregon lawsuit that accused it of failing to stop students at a middle school from bullying and harassing a boy they perceived as gay.

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Minn. lawmakers plan renewed push at tougher anti-bullying bill

Monday, January 13, 2014
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are planning to try again this year to strengthen a state law aimed at preventing bullying in schools.

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A gay dad’s open letter to the man who refused to eat while gay couples married

Monday, January 6, 2014
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These past few years may end up being known as the years of “Conservatives Behaving Badly.” At the end of last year, the Republicans in Congress conducted a massive foot stomping, pout-out and shut down the government because they did not get their way on the previous healthcare bill. In the state of Utah, conservatives were shocked when the justice system intervened on the subject of marriage equality. Now, we have a couple of adult size tantrums playing out publicly...

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Lawsuit: LGBT students routinely bullied in Miss. school district

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Destin Holmes
JACKSON, Miss. -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday says LGBT students are routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district, including a lesbian who was forced to sit alone in the middle of a classroom when others were split into groups of boys and girls.

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Gay-Straight Alliances: Empowering youth, saving lives

Sunday, December 1, 2013
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I have a vague memory of hearing announcements and seeing posters for it on the walls. I remember wanting to go. I hadn’t yet come out at this point but I had the sense that I would find support and understanding in this club, and I wanted to be a part of it so badly. But there was a barrier in my mind that prevented me from being able to attend the club. I graduated without going to even one meeting...

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Prominent teen activist indicted on charges of sexual misconduct with minor

Monday, November 18, 2013
Caleb Laieski (right) with President Barack Obama at the White House pride reception in 2011.
PHOENIX -- A prominent LGBT rights and anti-bullying teen activist faces more than a dozen charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.

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