Topics :: anti-gay bullying

Family of Rutgers Student Receives Gay Pride Award

Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
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.

After Gay Teen's Suicide, Tissue Donation Rejected Due to FDA Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
Some of a dead gay teen's organs were not accepted for donation, thanks to a longstanding policy by the Food and Drug Administration barring certain tissue donations from men who have sex with men.

'Kidnapped for Christ' -- The Interview

By Gary M. Kramer | Saturday Jul 26, 2014
Kate Logan's investigative documentary was originally meant to be an evenhanded examination of Escuela Caribe, but when she captured institutional abuses on camera, she was compelled to take action. Executive Producer Mike C. Manning chats about the doc.

Anti-Bully Film Costs Florida Teacher His Job

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sunday Jun 29, 2014
Jeremy Rhoden, gay a teacher in Polatka, Fla., screened an anti-bullying film to his students at a February 20 school assembly. Parents and clergy condemned the film for attempting to "indoctrinate" children, and of "offending" God.

Gay D.C. Council Candidate Receives Possible Threat, Harrassment

By John Riley | Saturday Jun 7, 2014
An openly gay candidate for the D.C. Council has received a menacing letter filled with derogatory terms and a possible threat in his home mailbox and has been attacked by a fellow D.C. resident on Twitter.

Settlement Reached in Boy’s Suicide After Bullying

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
The mother of a Central California teenager who committed suicide after years of anti-gay bullying has reached a $750,000 settlement with her son’s school district.

Charges Dropped Against Bullied Calif. Trans Teen

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday May 7, 2014
Prosecutors dropped battery charges in the case against transgender teen, Jewlyes Gutierrez, after the girl completed a restorative justice program.

Massachusetts Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill

Thursday Apr 24, 2014
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to build on the state’s 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

Broadway Battles Bullying in Support of Michael Morones

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
On April 14, New York City’s stage performers came together at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to donate their time and talent to Broadway Battles Bullying, a one-night only benefit concert for the new Michael Morones Foundation.

LGBT Youth and Allies Participate in GLSEN Day of Silence

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Apr 11, 2014
GLSEN helps keeps kids safe with the 19th Annual Day of Silence, an event that raises awareness against the impact of bullying on LGBT youth.