TIPTON, Iowa — NBC Nightly News on Sunday profiled 17-year-old Jake Stallman, a once bullied gay teen from eastern Iowa who decided he no longer could suffer in silence and now helps other kids who are bullied.
Jake, who started an anti-bullying coalition in his high school in Tipton, Iowa, was recently awarded the “Spirit of Matthew Award” from the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
His story is here:
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Jake also blogs for Matthew’s Place, a project by and for LGBTQ youth from the Matthew Shepard Foundation.