A newly released GLSEN survey shows LGBT youth are more likely to be bullied online than their straight peers. But they’re also figuring out how to make it better for themselves.
How activists in Louisiana use everything from direct action to meetings with senators to try to pass laws that would protect queer and trans* students from bullying, queer and trans* employees from discrimination, and more. This is how your legal progress sausage is made.
Vanessa’s Team Pick: “Stay Here With Me is a place for everyone who has ever wanted to die. And for everyone who has wanted to live.”
“Now is certainly not the time for the District to start public maneuvering and posturing at the expense of a family facing such a devastating loss.”
Bryan Lindquist, head of anti-gay Parents Action League, is an ex-gay “therapist” who calls AIDS “Gay-Related Immune Deficiency.”
We’re only a few weeks into the 2012 school year and already organizations are stepping up to the plate to make it a little bit easier for today’s queer youth.
Illinois’ State Senate somehow found a reason not to pass an anti-bullying measure.
“You don’t have to live on Long Island to join. You don’t have to be gay or have a kid who is gay… All you have to do is believe in the movement.”
In January, another openly gay teen took his own life.
In a 2-hour interview, Dharun Ravi insists his actions don’t reflect bias intimidation, and I wonder to what degree his actions towards Tyler are a reflection of a college culture that invades women’s sexual privacy on the reg.
Dharun Ravi was found guilty on 15 different counts in a New Jersey court today, including being guilty of committing a hate crime against Tyler Clementi but not against his sexual partner, M.B..
“Teachers may affirm the dignity and self-worth of students and any protected characteristics of students, such as being LGBT, without running afoul of any district policy.”
A Virginia school district is thinking about a rule that would prohibit “cross-gender dressing” in a backwards attempt at addressing bullying.
“Every time a loudspeaker crackled in class, kids braced themselves for the feared preamble, ‘We’ve had a tragic loss.'”
Wingspan Pictures’ “Love Is All You Need?” tackles xenophobia and bullying with adorable child actors and big feelings!
Phillip Parker was 14 years old. He was gay and he lived in Tennessee and now he is dead.
Eric James Borges was 19 years old and he was gay and he worked at The Trevor Project and now he’s dead.
14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer’s bullies won’t be charged criminally. So what can be done to prevent this from happening again?
How did an anti-bullying bill become a pro-bullying bill?
Sebastian’s Team Pick: An important response to Jamey Rodemeyer’s suicide and the culture of anti-gay bullying.
“They have no heart, is what it basically comes down to for me.”