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Student suspended in bullying incident following Jamey Rodemeyer’s death

| Saturday, October 1, 2011
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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
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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, motivates, and encourages the bullying of gay teens.

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

| Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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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
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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
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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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Jamey Rodemeyer laid to rest

| Saturday, September 24, 2011
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Jamey Rodemeyer was laid to rest on Saturday. .More than 500 mourners, many of who were strangers, turned out in Williamsville, N.Y. to say goodbye to Jamey, a 14-year-old gay teen who committed suicide earlier this week after enduring years of bullying at school and online.

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In memory of September’s children — Asher Brown, one year later

| Friday, September 23, 2011
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On September 23, 2010, Asher Brown returned home from school while his parents were at work. He shot himself in the head after enduring what his mother and stepfather say was constant harassment from four other students at Hamilton Middle School in Houston.

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Amherst police open criminal investigation of Jamey Rodemeyer bullying, suicide

| Friday, September 23, 2011
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Police in the town of Amherst in suburban Buffalo, N.Y. have opened a criminal investigation in the suicide death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, who was bullied with anti-gay slurs for the past two years, both at school and online.

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Gay Mormon, excommunicated from his church, commits suicide

| Thursday, September 22, 2011
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Bryan Michael Egnew, 40, spent the last decades of his life building up the courage to come out to his family and Mormon church. Once he did his life, family and religion were stripped away from him, and he committed suicide within a matter of weeks.

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Remembering Tyler Clementi, one year since gay teen jumped to his death

| Thursday, September 22, 2011
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On this day one year ago, Tyler Clementi -- an 18-year-old student at Rutgers University -- jumped to his death from the George Washington bridge after a sexual encounter he had with another man was allegedly streamed online by his roommate.

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