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

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Openly gay teen in Rome commits suicide because of anti-gay bullying

Thursday, November 22, 2012
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ROME, Italy -- A 15-year-old openly gay teen has committed suicide after allegedly suffering repeated anti-gay bullying at school and online, according to Rome's chief deputy prosecutor, Pierfilippo Laviani. [...]

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Do anti-marriage equality ads just teach our children to bully?

Sunday, November 4, 2012
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My parents are grateful I didn’t kill myself while in school. The truth is that they didn’t know how close I came. Six out of ten teenagers, in 2011, witness bullying at least once a day in school. Those who are bullied are 2 to 9 times more [...]

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When will real change happen in Anoka-Hennepin schools?

Friday, November 2, 2012
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Today -- over 2 years after that awful summer day when I first learned about the bullying and harassment that Justin faced in school on a continuous basis, and confronting the Anoka-Hennepin school board for my first time at a public meeting about what my son and other gay students [...]

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Spirit Day founder: ‘Go outside your comfort zone, make a stand’

Friday, October 19, 2012
Brittany McMillan at the GLAAD offices in New York on Spirit Day 2012.Photo: Aaron McQuade, GLAAD.
NEW YORK -- After a spate of teen suicides in the Fall of 2010 as a result of anti-gay bullying, one Canadian high school student decided that she was going to make a difference. [...]

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A letter to my bully…

Friday, October 19, 2012
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I have hated you almost every day since we first met. But for different reasons altogether than you might expect. I still remember the terror I felt, every time I approached the soccer field. It was junior high, a difficult time for almost everyone, but for me, especially so. You [...]

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