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Father of gay teen who committed suicide plans nationwide walk against bullying

Friday, April 19, 2013
Joe BellLa Grande Observer
LA GRANDE, Ore. — The father of a gay Oregon teenager who hanged himself is ready to begin walking across the United States to spread his message against bullying. [...]

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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. [...]

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Bullying study suggests ‘it gets better’ as LGBT youth get older

Monday, February 4, 2013
CHICAGO — It really does get better for gay and bisexual teens when it comes to being bullied, although young gay men have it worse than their lesbian peers, according to the first long-term scientific evidence on how the problem changes over time. [...]

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Bullied gay teen who hanged himself, dies after clinging to life for 16 days

Sunday, February 3, 2013
LA GRANDE, Ore. -- Jadin Bell, a 15-year-old gay teen who hanged himself two weeks ago after complaining of bullying, died Sunday afternoon at Doernbecher Children's Hospital on Portland. [...]

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Rutgers University names new student center for Tyler Clementi

Friday, February 1, 2013
Tyler Clementi
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Rutgers University has announced it has named a new student named for Tyler Clementi, a gay student who jumped to his death in 2010 after his roommate used a webcam to record Clementi in an intimate encounter with another man. [...]

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Jadin Bell: The Lynching of a Butterfly and the Modern Mob

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The officials are calling the impending death of young Jadin a “suicide”. It was not a suicide; it was the destruction of something innocent, something beautiful, something of supreme contribution exposed to an environment that valued it not at all. The facts support their word perhaps. No argument. A 15 [...]

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Oregon teen in critical condition after hanging himself due to anti-gay bullying

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Jadin Bell
LA GRANDE, Ore. — A 15-year-old teen has been taken off life support and is in critical condition after hanging himself over what family members describe as anti-gay bullying. Jadin Bell of La Grande, Ore., went to the playground of Central Elementary School on Jan. 19, climbed on a play [...]

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China court rules gay man who married a woman not liable for her suicide

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
SICHUAN, China -- The parents of a woman who committed suicide after discovering that her husband was gay, lost a lawsuit against him in a local court in Southwest China's Sichuan Province. [...]

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Parents: School ‘mishandled’ situation that led to their son’s suicide

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah -- The parents of 14-year-old David Phan, an openly gay student who shot and killed himself in front of horrified classmates at on November 29, are speaking out and accusing school officials of "mishandling" the situation that led to their son's death. [...]

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Parents say anti-gay bullying is to blame for son’s suicide

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
FENTON, Mich. -- The parents of a Michigan high school student who took his own life last week believe anti-gay bullying is to blame. [...]

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