Tag Archives: LGBT youth

Vigils Planned For Shot Texas Lesbians

Friday night in Portland, Texas there will be a candlelight vigil for the two teen lesbians found shot in a local park. In San Francisco, a vigil will be held tonight in Harvey Milk Plaza at 7pm. In Washington DC, meet 6pm Friday night at Dupont Circle. Local police say there’s no evidence of a hate crime so far. There ...

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TEXAS: Teen Lesbians Found Shot

One of them has died. MSNBC reports: Two teenage girls in a relationship were found with gunshot wounds to the head in a south Texas park, with one of them dying from her injuries, media reports say. Police were searching for their assailants. Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary Christine Chapa, 18, were found in knee-deep grass in a nature ...

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Seattle Cops – It Gets Better

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CALIFORNIA: “Ex-Gay” Group Denounces Bill To Ban Torturing Gay Children

The self-hating homosexuals behind “Journey Into Manhood” have issued a press release denouncing California’s pending bill to ban “reparative therapy” for minors. “SB1172 is blatant discrimination,” said Rich Wyler, founder and director of People Can Change. “It allows and even encourages gay-affirming therapies for minors while banning ‘straight-affirming’ alternatives. It disregards the client’s right to self-determination, and tells him that ...

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Help! We’re Being Bullied By GLSEN!

Return Of The Rat-Haired Woman!

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Dharun Ravi Released From Jail

Ten days early, Dharun Ravi walked out of a New Jersey jail today after meeting good behavior stipulations of his sentence. Wearing a dark blue shirt and khaki pants and sporting a beard, Ravi, 20, of Plainsboro walked out of the building with defense attorney Steven Altman’s arm around his shoulder, flanked by Altman’s son and fellow attorney Joshua Altman. ...

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New York Passes Cyberbullying Act

The Empire State Pride Agenda is thrilled. Via press release: The New York State Senate, under the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and the State Assembly, under the leadership of Speaker Sheldon Silver, and with the tireless advocacy of Senator Steve Saland and Assemblymember Danny O’Donnell, passed legislation that will help protect children from bullying and harassment online. ...

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Portland Police: It Gets Better

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Dharun Ravi To Appeal Conviction

Dharun Ravi’s legal team has filed a notice of their intent to appeal his conviction. The notice lists the proposed issues to be raised on appeal, including that the bias intimidation statute is unconstitutional as applied to Ravi and that several decisions by Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman, who presided over the trial earlier this year, “prejudiced the defendant’s ability ...

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FLASHBACK: Romney Blocked Bullying Guide For Usage Of “Trans” And “Bisexual”

The Boston Globe reports today that in 2006 then Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney blocked a state anti-bullying guide because it included the words “transgender” and “bisexual.” Romney aides said publicly at the time that publication of the guide had been delayed because it was a lengthy document that required further review. But an e-mail authored in May of that year ...

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An It Gets Better Country Song

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Billboard Of The Day

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NEA Hosts Netroots Anti-Bullying Panel

Lots of teachers are in the audience.

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Ontario Passes Anti-Bullying Bill

Over the screams of the Catholic Church, today the Ontario provincial legislature passed Bill 13, the anti-bullying ordinance that orders all schools to allow gay-straight clubs. Bill 13 was launched after the suicide of a 14 year-old gay boy, whose own father opposed the bill. Catholic schools and parents will soon come to accept the provisions of the government’s anti-bullying ...

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ONTARIO: Father Of Bullied Dead Child Denounces Plan For Gay-Straight Clubs

The father of the boy whose suicide prompted Ontario’s pending anti-bullying bill says that had his son belonged to a Gay-Straight Alliance, he would have been an even greater target. The father’s words are now being heralded by anti-gay groups as evidence that schools should not allow such clubs. From the anti-gay LifeSiteNews: “From what I read of studies of ...

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Tyler’s Parents Reject Ravi’s Apology

Calling it nothing more than a PR stunt, the parents of Tyler Clementi have refused to accept the apology offered Wednesday by Dharun Ravi. In their first public comments on the sentencing, the Clementis issued a statement in which they rejected Mr. Ravi’s apology as insincere. “As to the so-called ‘apology,’ it was, of course, no apology at all, but ...

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ONTARIO: Provincial Government Orders All Schools To Allow Gay-Straight Clubs

Over the horrified screams of Catholic groups, the Ontario government is ordering all schools to allow gay-straight alliance clubs. Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten said there would be no compromises. “Schools need to be safe places for kids to be themselves — and for some kids, that means being able to name a club a gay-straight alliance,” Ms. Broten said. ...

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Drarun Ravi Apologizes

“I accept responsibility for and regret my thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices that I made on Sept. 19, 2010, and Sept. 21, 2010. My behavior and actions, which at no time were motivated by hate, bigotry, prejudice or desire to hurt, humiliate or embarrass anyone, were nonetheless the wrong choices and decisions. I apologize to everyone affected by ...

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Bulletin Board

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Betty DeGeneres Leads PFLAG’s New National Anti-Bullying Campaign

Johnson & Johnson have teamed up with Walgreens and PFLAG on a Pride season project to raise money for anti-bullying campaigns. Fronting the effort is Betty DeGeneres, Ellen’s mom.

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