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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. reports Jane and James Clementi received the Pride Award on Tuesday from New Jersey’s Essex County as part of its LGBTQ Pride Month celebration.

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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. [caption id="attachment_133516" align="alignright" width="450"] Courtesy: Kathryn RobertsonKristopher Sharp (left) with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.[/caption]...

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Gay-Straight Alliances: Empowering youth, saving lives

| Sunday, December 1, 2013
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 part of it so badly. But there was a barrier in my mind that prevented me from being able to attend the club. I graduated without going to even one meeting...

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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

CARLOS MAZA | Equality Matters | 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 death as an example of why it is “not the best thing” to let LGBT people be friends with other LGBT people, or be supported by the LGBT community.

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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 his brother's well publicized suicide two years ago.

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Two years after Tyler Clementi’s death, Rutgers now shines as example of diversity, inclusiveness

| Wednesday, September 26, 2012
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.. -- Two years ago, following the death of Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman at Rutgers University who jumped to his death from the George Washington bridge after a sexual encounter he had with another man was streamed online by his roommate, Rutgers quickly found itself being associated with homophobia and cruelty.

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