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Prosecution rests; Defense calls character witnesses in Rutgers webcam spying trial

Sunday, March 11, 2012
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Defense attorneys for Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man, called seven character witnesses who testified Friday that they never heard Ravi say anything derogatory about gays or homosexuality in general. [...]

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Filmmaker ‘disappointed, distressed’ over ‘R’ rating applied to bullying documentary

Saturday, February 25, 2012
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LOS ANGELES -- The Weinstein Company has lost an appeal of the "R" rating given to upcoming documentary "BULLY" by the Motion Picture Association of America -- the film, an urgent and intimate look at America's bullying crisis by award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch is scheduled for nationwide release this Spring. [...]

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Student jumps to his death; school officials say bullying wasn’t a factor? Bullshit!

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Drew Ferraro
LA CRESCENTA, Calif. -- During a busy lunch break on Friday, where hundreds of students milled about at Crescenta Valley High School, sophomore Drew Ferraro, 15, took a running start and leaped off a three-story classroom building into the courtyard below, ending his life. [...]

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Fischer: JC Penney responsible for rise in suicide, breast cancer due to partnership with Ellen

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Bryan Fischer, who last week explained how Bill Clinton was responsible for the rise in oral cancer, is back with another attack on JC Penney for hiring Ellen DeGeneres, this time claiming it will lead to more depression, suicide, and breast cancer among women who become lesbians due to the [...]

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School official condemns Rolling Stone article on bullying, teen suicide

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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MINNEAPOLIS — Anoka-Hennepin School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson has angrily denounced an article published last week by Rolling Stone, in which the magazine highlighted the rash of teen suicides that occurred within the school district over the past three years, and the links some of those deaths had to anti-gay [...]

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Family, friends hold vigil for bullied gay teen who committed suicide

Sunday, February 5, 2012
Rafael Morelos
CASHMERE, Wash. -- Family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil on Friday evening to remember 14-year-old Rafael Morelos, who hanged himself on Sunday, Jan. 29. Rafael was openly gay, and friends said he was bullied because of it. [...]

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Rolling Stone: Evangelicals in Michele Bachmann’s district have created an anti-gay climate

Sunday, February 5, 2012
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For nearly three years, people living in the suburban Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin area have been dealing with not only a rash of LGBTQ youth committing suicide, but a cultural environment that at times seems nearly a war zone as the greater LGBTQ community and its supporters have squared off against the [...]

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Bullied gay teen’s suicide note: Insight on EricJames Borges’ tragic death at age 19

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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On Jan., 14, 2012, EricJames Borges committed suicide, shocking his friends and his co-workers at The Trevor Project. SDGLN Contributor Melanie Nathan attended one of his funerals, and obtained a copy of one of his suicide notes that gives insight on what he was thinking. This is her exclusive story. [...]

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LGBT kids do not choose to be bullied

Monday, January 23, 2012
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In response too many of the tragic suicides of gay teens, religious individuals across the nation have decided that instead of addressing the topic of LGBT bullying directly (a.k.a. punishing the bully), it is the fault of those students who are LGBT that they are being bullied. [...]

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Tennessee gay teen commits suicide over anti-gay bullying

Sunday, January 22, 2012
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GORDONSVILLE, Tenn. — Another gay teen has been lost to anti-gay bullying — Phillip Parker, 14, died last week, the victim of an apparent suicide. His parents said Phillip was constantly bullied because he was gay. [...]

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