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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 ...

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Investigation: Nevada middle school shooter bullied, tormented, called ‘gay’

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Jose Reyes
SPARKS, Nev. -- In less than 10 minutes after his mother dropped him off at school on the morning of Oct. 21, 2013, seventh-grader Jose Reyes and a popular middle school teacher lay on the school yard, dead from gunshot ...

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Bullies target openly gay teen’s home with anti-gay slur

Thursday, May 1, 2014
VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A 16-year-old Michigan teen has become the target of bullies because he is gay, and now his home has been targeted as well. ...

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Mass. governor signs tougher LGBT supportive anti-bullying bill into law

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.)
BOSTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for LGBT students and students with disabilities. ...

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UK study: Effects of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years

Monday, April 21, 2014
Children who are bullied — and especially those who are frequently bullied — continue to be at risk for a wide range of poor social, health, and economic outcomes nearly four decades after being victimized, according to new research by ...

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School apologizes for advising bullying victims not to ‘tattle,’ or be a ‘sore loser’

Friday, April 18, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska school district is apologizing after sending fifth grade students home with a pamphlet titled “Turning bullies into buddies," advising bullying victims not to "tattle" on their attackers, and not to be a "sore loser." ...

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Annual ‘Day of Silence’ calls attention to ‘silencing effect’ of anti-LGBT bullying

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of students at thousands of schools around the world on Friday will participate in GLSEN’s (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) 19th annual "Day of Silence" by taking a vow of silence to draw attention to ...

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