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Washington state proposes cutting funding to youth suicide prevention program

Friday, October 14, 2011
SEATTLE — Officials in Washington state are considering eliminating funding for the state’s Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP). [...]

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Bullying: Putting Your Money Where Their Mouth Is

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
When we say that we want bullying to stop, what we're in large part saying is that we want bullying to stop happening in our children's schools. Which means we want teachers to put a stop to bullying. [...]

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Calif. gov signs ‘Seth’s Law’ anti-bullying measure, two transgender rights bills

Monday, October 10, 2011
Seth Walsh
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed “Seth’s Law,” an anti-bullying measure aimed at giving public schools tools to prevent and address bullying through mandatory policies and systems to help discourage harassment, and track incidents when they do occur. The governor also signed two significant transgender rights bills. [...]

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Police: Bullying of Jamey Rodemeyer addressed just once

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Jamey Rosemeyer
The Williamsville School District appears to have only one documented case of bullying involving Jamey Rodemeyer, police say. The incident apparently happened when he was a student at Heim Middle School, and disciplinary action was promptly taken. [...]

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Bachmann responds to anti-bullying petition: ‘Bullying is wrong’

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Michele Bachmann
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), this week has finally issued a follow-up response to her previous assertion that bullying is “not a federal issue” — Bachmann now adds, “bullying is wrong.” The Minnesota Independent reported that Bachmann responded Monday to a petition delivered to her St. [...]

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Student suspended in bullying incident following Jamey Rodemeyer’s death

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Jamey Rodemeyer
The Williamsville, N.Y., Central School District on Friday announced the suspension of a student in connection with an alleged bullying incident of Jamey Rodemeyer's sister at a homecoming event just days after the gay teen took his own life. [...]

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Christians and gay teen suicides: ‘How could anyone be so stupid?’

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
In the conversations centered around such tragedies as the recent Jamey Rodemeyer suicide, we very often find conservative Christians defending themselves against the accusation that the theology in which they believe -- and specifically their belief that homosexuality is a sin against God -- ultimately contributes to that which informs, [...]

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Parents of bullied New York gay teen say taunts continued after his death

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tim and Tracy Rodemeyer
The parents of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old gay teen who committed suicide last week, said Tuesday that the taunts and bullying directed at their son continued after his death. [...]

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Out of the depths: Everyone should have the freedom to love, and be loved

Sunday, September 25, 2011
No one should be bullied to death; that is a cruel, vicious waste of life. No one should ever die feeling unloved; that is a human and universal tragedy. Everyone should have the freedom to love, and be loved. That is the greatest thing we will ever learn. [...]

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Lady Gaga performs tribute to Jamey Rodemeyer

Sunday, September 25, 2011
Entertainer Lady Gaga on Saturday performed a tribute for Williamsville, N.Y. gay teen Jamey Rodemeyer, at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Jamey, 14, committed suicide last week after enduring years of anti-gay bullying at school and online. He was laid to rest on Saturday. [...]

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