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Christians and the Blood of Jamey Rodemeyer

| Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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If you’re a Christian who believes that being gay is a morally reprehensible offense against God, then you share a mindset, worldview, and moral structure with the kids who hounded Jamey Rodemeyer -- literally, to death.

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Gay teenager struggled with bullying before taking his life

By Sandra Tan | Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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"I always say how bullied I am, but no one listens," Jamey Rodemeyer wrote Sept. 9. "What do I have to do so people will listen to me?" Just over one week later, Jamey, 14, was found dead outside his home of an apparent suicide.

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The ‘Ex-Gay’ Myth: In demise, yet still a danger

| Friday, September 16, 2011
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In the past two years, there has been an epidemic of eight suicides in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district. Anti-gay bullying may have played a role in half of the suicides...

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Remembering Billy Lucas one year later — a message of hope that it does get better

| Friday, September 9, 2011
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One year ago today, Billy (William) Lucas, a 15-year-old from Greensburg, Ind., was was found dead in a barn at his grandmother’s home — he had hanged himself. While Billy never self-identified as gay, friends report he was tormented for years because other kids thought he was gay.

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Minnesota school district faces another lawsuit over treatment of LGBT students

| Thursday, August 11, 2011
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The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) this week filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Minneapolis on behalf of a sixth student, an out lesbian, who was harassed while attending school in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, where a "neutrality" policy prevents teachers and staff from addressing LGBT issues, including bullying.

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MN school district — subject of lawsuit, federal probe — launches GLBT web page

| Friday, July 29, 2011
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Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district — which is the subject of a lawsuit and a federal investigation stemming from a spate of suicides by gay, or perceived gay teens — has launched a page on it website to address GLBT issues including bullying and harassment.

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Michele Bachmann remains silent on teen suicides in her congressional district

| Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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GOP presidential hopeful and Tea Party, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has been noticeably silent on the spate of teen suicides in Anoka-Hennepin school district -- Minnesota's largest school district, which is located in the heart of Bachmann's district.

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Remembering Justin Aaberg — in the year since his death, much has changed, much has not

| Saturday, July 9, 2011
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On this day one year ago -- July 9, 2010 -- just weeks after finishing his freshman year at Anoka High School in Minnesota, 15-year-old Justin Aaberg killed himself in his bedroom. In the year since Justin took his life, much has changed, and much has not...

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Mother of bullied gay teen files wrongful death lawsuit against Calif. school

| Tuesday, July 5, 2011
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Just days after federal investigators concluded that a California middle school failed to “adequately investigate" the bullying of a gay teen who killed himself after enduring years of anti-gay harassment, the boy's mother on Tuesday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the school district.

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Federal investigators: Calif. school’s response to anti-gay bullying ‘inadequate’

| Saturday, July 2, 2011
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Federal investigators on Friday concluded that the Tehachapi, Calif., Unified School District failed to “adequately investigate or respond appropriately to the bullying of a gay, 13-year-old middle school student who hung himself in September due to the harassment."

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Rise Against’s new video — Make It Stop — pays homage to teen suicide victims

| Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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In this new video -- “Make It Stop (September’s Children)" -- the band Rise Against pays homage to LGBT suicide victims in this just released second single from their album, Endgame.

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OK rejects bullying bill, ‘tired of people coming to legislature to solve problems’

| Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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Oklahoma lawmakers have voted against strengthening the state’s anti-bullying laws.

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Before ‘it gets better:’ Study links bullying to long term negative mental health

| Monday, May 16, 2011
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A popular anti-bullying campaign has been telling bullied teens “it gets better” -- but the effects of past bullying often linger, according to new research.

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Molly Wei, defendant in Tyler Clementi suicide case, strikes plea deal

| Saturday, May 7, 2011
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Molly Wei, one of two former Rutgers University students accused of spying on Tyler Clementi with a webcam just days before he committed suicide, has struck a plea deal to avoid jail time on the condition she testifies against her co-defendant in the case.

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Roommate receives 15-count indictment for Tyler Clementi’s suicide

| Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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The roommate of the Rutgers University freshman who committed suicide last year after an intimate encounter with another man was broadcast online, received a 15-count indictment on Wednesday for his alleged actions that led to the death of Tyler Clementi.

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