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Minnesota school board labels conversations about LGBT students ‘controversial’

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Audience member at Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting.
COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- During its meeting before a packed room with a standing room only crowd Monday, the Anoka-Hennepin Minnesota School District's board proposed a new "Controversial Topics Curriculum Policy" to replace the current "neutral policy" that prohibits the district's teachers from talking about homosexuality in the classroom.

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Former Rutgers student rejects no-prison plea deal in Tyler Clementi suicide case

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Dharun Ravi
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- A former Rutgers University student accused of bullying his gay roommate, allegedly leading his victim to kill himself, rejected a plea deal on Friday that would have allowed him to avoid a jail sentence.

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Family of Tyler Clementi learned he was gay weeks before his death, announce foundation

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tyler Clementi
The parents of Tyler Clementi -- a Rutgers University student who jumped to his death last year after being humiliated online over his sexual orientation — said they learned only weeks before his suicide that their son was gay, and announced they have established the Tyler Clementi Foundation to work to prevent teen suicide and implement anti-bullying programs.

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Another teen bullied to death; another reason for a new Christianity

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Jacob Rogers
Another kid has been bullied into killing himself. His name is Jacob Rogers. He went to Cheatham County Central High School, in Ashland City, TN. Apparently he'd been being pretty severely bullied for four years...

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Friends say classmate killed himself due to anti-gay bullying

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Jacob Rogers
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. -- Students at a local school are grieving a classmate. Friends say the young man took his own life because he couldn't take any more bullying.

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School district suspends students as a ressult of Jamey Rodemeyer bullying

Monday, December 5, 2011
Jamey Rodemeyer
EAST AMHERST, N.Y. -- The Williamsville Central School District concluded its investigation into the Jamey Rodemeyer case last week by suspending some North High School students after Amherst police closed their criminal investigation Nov. 22 without filing charges.

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Police: No criminal charges relating to Jamey Rodemeyer’s suicide

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Jamey Rodemeyer
Police in Amhert, N.Y. on Tuesday announced there would be no charges filed against the bullies who allegedly drove 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer to commit suicide on Sept. 18.

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10-year-old girl hangs herself after teasing which included gender-based bullying

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Ashlynn Conner
DANVILLE, Ill. -- A Vermilion County, Ill., family is in mourning after discovering that their daughter, 10-year-old Ashlynn Conner was found dead hanging in her closet in what the local coroner, Peggy Johnson, described as an apparent suicide.

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Student Non-Discrimination Act needed to protect LGBT students from bullying

Sunday, November 13, 2011
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It’s essential that the Student Non Discrimination Act becomes part of Elementary and Secondary Education re-Authorization Act (ESEA) when it comes for vote in the Senate. It will expand the protection from bullying based on: religion, sex, national origin and disabilities to include protection for sexual orientation and gender identity for LGBT students.

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Michigan’s children speak out against Republican pro-bullying legislation

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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Michigan state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) is leading the fight against against GOP efforts to create a "license to bully" that gives kids the ability to bully based on "religious or moral convictions."

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