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Remembering Alan Turing, prolific computer scientist, ‘convicted homosexual’

| Saturday, June 23, 2012
Alan Turing
Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Alan Turing, a brilliant British mathematician and computer scientist who was highly influential in the creating what would become the modern computer, and is most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes during World War II.

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El Paso gay teen, bullied for 2 years, commits suicide

| Sunday, June 10, 2012
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EL PASO, Texas — Another bullied gay youth lost to suicide. El Paso teen Brandon Elizares, 16, took his own life on June 2, according to family and friends.

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Ravi to begin serving 30-day jail sentence, apologizes for his actions

| Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Dharun Ravi
Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student convicted earlier this year of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate who later committed suicide, will turn himself in Thursday to begin serving a 30-day prison term.

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Tyler Clementi’s suicide: Best to look not only at Ravi, but at society at large

| Sunday, May 27, 2012
Dharun Ravi
The lack of public figures or role models for teenagers, and the hesitancy of schools to include same-sex sexualities in sex-ed curricula, despite these being a normal part of human sexuality, give these negative attitudes more influence by not contrasting them with the more positive reality. Given the body of mental health research that has consistently connected stigma and suicidality, and despite the progress we’ve made, the present state of society leaves me concerned...

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Tyler Clementi gets no justice

| Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Tyler Clementi
Tyler Clementi was bullied to death and the Judge heard guilty 288 times, yet sentenced his convicted antagonist to 30 days, 300 hours of community service and a $10,000 donation. While I do not doubt that Ravi was put through a measure of hell, knowing that he could be sentenced to a maximum of ten years and be the subject of deportation, I ask why this Judge even bothered to sentence him, at all.

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A Solemn Mother’s Day

| Sunday, May 13, 2012
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When the dawn breaks this Mother's Day, there will be sons, and daughters who will have made plans to treat their Mums to special dinners, maybe breakfast in bed, or just take them someplace special. Countless flowers, candies, and yes, even jewelry will be bestowed in gratitude by children in a showing of deep love and gratitude for all that their Mums mean in their lives. Yet, for some mother's, the day will not hold a special meaning at all. Their will be no gifts, no special remembrances or displays of affection and love. There will be an empty place at the dinner table and even larger emptiness in the hearts of those mothers who have lost their children to suicide or bullying...

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Gay teen jumps to his death; family says bullying was a factor

| Thursday, May 10, 2012
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ROCHESTER, Minn. -- An openly gay teen in Rochester, Minn., took his own life on Sunday, and according to the boy's father, anti-gay bullying played a “a big part” in his son's suicide.

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Family of gay teen who committed suicide: teasing led to bullying, death threats

| Monday, April 16, 2012
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PRIMGHAR, Iowa -- The family of a gay Iowa teen who committed suicide over the weekend, is speaking out, and say that anti-gay bullying is the reason Kenneth Weishuhn Jr., took his own life.

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Iowa teen commits suicide; family says he was bullied because he was gay

| Monday, April 16, 2012
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PRIMGHAR, Iowa -- Authorities in O'Brien County, Iowa are investigating the death of Kenneth Weishuhn, Jr., 14-year-old gay teen who committed suicide late Saturday night.

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Anti-LGBT bullying contributes to suicide by Maryland teen

| Sunday, April 8, 2012
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GLEN BURNIE, Md. — Kenneth (“Kenny”) Wolf, a 14-year-old freshman at Old Mill High School in Millersville, Md., died Friday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center following a suicide attempt Thursday night, LGBTQ Nation has learned.

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