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Rutgers students accused of inciting fellow student’s suicide, drop out

| Sunday, October 31, 2010
Darum Ravi (left) and Mooly Wei
The two Rutgers University students, charged with invasion of privacy when a fellow student killed himself after his romantic encounter with another man was streamed on the Internet, have dropped out for the semester.

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Equality California finds a noose tied to their front door

| Friday, October 29, 2010
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When volunteers of Equality California arrived at their office Thursday evening, they found a noose tied to their front door. They immediately called the police, but instead of help, were told “sometimes you just have to live with being a victim.” WTF?

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Obama, Clinton tell LGBT youth: ‘It Gets Better’ (Videos)

| Friday, October 22, 2010
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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week joined the thousands of Americans that have come together as part of the It Gets Better Project to share stories of hope and encouragement for LGBT youth who are struggling with bullying and intolerance...

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‘Spirit Day’ shadowed by news of another teen suicide in the LGBT community

| Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Corey Jackson
The LGBT community mourns the loss of another teen due to suicide. Campus police at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, police report the body of 19-year-old Corey Jackson was found in a wooded area of the campus.

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Openly gay city council member delivers heart wrenching plea to LGBT youth (Video)

| Thursday, October 14, 2010
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Joel Burns, an openly gay city council member in Fort Worth, TX gave a heart-wrenching, impassioned plea on Tuesday evening to LGBT youth struggling with their sexual identity or facing intense adversity among their families, community or bullying by their peers.

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Four more teen suicides reported, two from within LGBT community

| Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Justin (Chloe) Lacey, left, and Aiyisha Hassan
More sad news to report today as word comes of four more teen suicides, at least two of them from within the LGBTQ teen community. Justin "Chloe" Lacey and Aiyisha Hassan, both 19, committed suicide in recent weeks.

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Oklahoma gay teen commits suicide after ‘toxic’ city council debate

| Sunday, October 10, 2010
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An Oklahoma teen has committed suicide, barely one week after attending a local City Council meeting where a debate over whether or not the city would recognize October as LGBT History Month got “toxic,” with many homophobic statements thrown around in front of him.

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Valerie Jarrett at annual HRC event: gay teen suicides a ‘terrible tragedy’

| Sunday, October 10, 2010
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Valerie Jarrett, a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, spoke at the annual national dinner of the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday evening to address the recent suicides within the LGBT community related to anti-gay bullying.

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LDS children’s book on ‘overcoming homosexuality’ finds a home on WalMart shelves

| Saturday, October 9, 2010
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More than 100 WalMart stores are stocking a new children's book -- Chased by an Elephant: The Gospel Truth About Today’s Stampeding Sexuality -- that counsels truth and accepting Jesus as the path to over coming homosexuality.

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LGBT activists stage NYC ‘die-in’ protest to honor suicide victims, demand civil rights

| Saturday, October 9, 2010
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More than 300 LGBT activists dropped to the floor in Grand Central Station in New York City Friday evening in a demonstration of death, aimed at calling attention to the rash of recent bullying, torture, suicides, and murders of LGBT Americans. At around 6 p.m....

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Rutgers student press blames Clementi’s suicide on ‘inability to deal with the hardships of life’

| Wednesday, October 6, 2010
An on-campus memorial for Tyler Clementi
The Rutgers student newspaper, The Daily Targum, on Tuesday published a blistering editorial attacking the national media and gay-rights activists for "exploiting" the suicide of Tyler Clementi, referring to the incident as "a boy's inability to deal with the hardships of life."

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The 5 Things You Need to Know About Gay Teen Suicide

| Monday, October 4, 2010
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It's a troubling phenomenon: several gay teens have killed themselves in recent weeks after being harassed because of their sexuality. Here are five things everyone needs to know about this sad trend, and what you can do to help make it better.

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Hundreds ‘celebrate’ life of Seth Walsh; details emerge of last bullying incident

| Sunday, October 3, 2010
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It was standing room only at the First Baptist Church in Tehachapi, CA, Friday as more than 500 mourners came to bid farewell to Seth Walsh, an openly gay teen who died earlier this week following a suicide attempt 10 days earlier. Seth endured years of bullying for being gay.

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Family, friends gather in Houston park to bid farewell to Asher Brown

| Saturday, October 2, 2010
Asher Brown's memorial service in Houston, Oct. 2
Asher Brown’s uncle told a gathering of mourners and family supporters on Saturday that school bullies “ripped him up and tore him down everyday.” A crowd of hundreds blanketed a Houston park beside Moore Elementary School to express grief over the death by bullying of 13-year-old gay teen.

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50 Cent says Twitter post encouraging gay suicides was ‘misinterpreted’

| Saturday, October 2, 2010
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Rapper 50 CENT is defending his controversial Twitter post from earlier this week, insisting the comment -- which implied gay men should commit suicide -- was misinterpreted. The ill-timed post has infuriated members of the LGBTQ community [...]

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