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Tyler Clementi’s legacy: A family fighting on behalf of bullied LGBT youth

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Joseph and Jane Clementi in their home in Ridgewood, N.J. Their son, Tyler, jumped off the George Washington Bridge in 2010 after learning that his college roommate was spying on his relationship with another man. His suicide sparked a national conversation about the treatment of young gay people and brought the spotlight associated with it to his family’s front door.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Tyler Clementi's family could have stayed silent after he killed himself. They could have, understandably, hid from the spotlight and attention thrust upon them when he jumped from the George Washington Bridge after his roommate's webcam captured him with another man inside his Rutgers dorm room. [...]

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Family of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi receives gay pride award

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
From left: Jane and Joseph Clementi, co-founders of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, and son James Clementi.
NEWARK, N.J. -- The mother and brother of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student who committed suicide days after his roommate publicized details of his relationship with another man have received a gay pride award. NJ.com reports Jane and James Clementi received the Pride Award on Tuesday from New Jersey’s Essex [...]

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Higher Education Anti-harassment Act reintroduced in U.S. Senate

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Courtesy: VKristopher Sharp (left) with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) on Thursday reintroduced legislation that would require colleges and universities receiving federal student aid funding to enact an anti-harassment policy. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014 would mandate policies that prohibit harassment of students by their [...]

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Gay-Straight Alliances: Empowering youth, saving lives

Sunday, December 1, 2013
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I have a vague memory of hearing announcements and seeing posters for it on the walls. I remember wanting to go. I hadn’t yet come out at this point but I had the sense that I would find support and understanding in this club, and I wanted to be a [...]

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Family of Tyler Clementi make first visit to site of Rutgers student’s suicide

Sunday, November 10, 2013
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FORT LEE, N.J. — The family of the Rutgers University student whose suicide sparked a national conversation about the treatment of young gay people paid their first visit Sunday to the bridge where he took his life. [...]

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Anti-gay activist: Tyler Clementi killed himself because he was raped by gay pedophiles

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Anti-gay activist Robert Oscar Lopez believes that Tyler Clementi – the 18-year-old Rutgers student who committed suicide after his roommate secretly recorded video of him kissing another man – actually killed himself because he was raped by gay pedophiles when he was a teenager. [...]

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Family says NOM spokesperson disgraced Tyler Clementi’s legacy

Monday, March 4, 2013
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The family of Tyler Clementi -- backed by GLAAD, the Human Rights the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and Equality Matters -- on Monday called on Jennifer Roback Morse of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to apologize for a recent speech in which she used the story of Tyler Clementi’s [...]

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Tyler Clementi anti-harassment act re-introduced in Congress

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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During a dedication ceremony Monday of the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University in New Jersey, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, (D-N.J.) announced that he U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) have reintroduced legislation in Congress that would require colleges to implement anti-harassment policies. [...]

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Rutgers University names new student center for Tyler Clementi

Friday, February 1, 2013
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Rutgers University has announced it has named a new student named for Tyler Clementi, a gay student who jumped to his death in 2010 after his roommate used a webcam to record Clementi in an intimate encounter with another man. [...]

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James Clementi, off-Broadway cast of ‘Bare’ encourage gay teens to come out

Thursday, October 11, 2012
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Growing up in Ridgewood, N.J., James Clementi said he did not know of any gay people. And while he did suspect that his younger brother Tyler was also gay, he kept his own sexual orientation a secret from his family for another seven years — even during the months after [...]

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