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2020 Democrats Support GLAAD’s Spirit Day [VIDEO]

Via press release: GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced participants wearing purple or going purple online today for Spirit Day in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ young people. Since the inaugural Spirit Day in 2010, GLAAD organizes hundreds of celebrities, media outlets, brands, landmarks, sports …

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Teen Boy Takes Own Life After Anti-Gay Cyberbullying

The Washington Post reports: Channing Smith’s final Instagram post was a terse message to his followers. “I’m gonna get off social media for awhile,” the 16-year-old from Manchester, Tenn., wrote last week. “I really hate how I can’t trust anyone because those I did were so fake. Bye.” Hours later, Channing was dead, his older brother, Joshua Smith, wrote on …

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College Turns Bullied Kid’s Design Into Official Shirt

ABC News reports: A Florida boy who was bullied and laughed at for his homemade T-shirt representing the University of Tennessee Volunteers at his elementary school’s college colors day has not only had his design made official by the university – but the demand for the product is so high that it crashed the school’s website. It all started when …

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Trump: “I Don’t Think I’m A Bully At All” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday responded to former Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks that the commander in chief is a “bully.” “I don’t think I’m a bully at all,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn before he departed the White House to visit his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “I just don’t like being taken advantage …

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Right Wingers Scream “Boycott” After Gillette Calls Out Sexual Harassment And Bullying In New Ad [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Gillette is calling on men to step it up. A new ad, called “We Believe” and lasting a minute and a half, encourages men to to change their behavior. It directly invokes the #MeToo movement in order to directly confront America’s culture of “toxic masculinity.” “Gillette believes in the best in men; that by holding each other …

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One Million Moms: Keep Your Kids Home On Friday If Their School Opposes The Bullying Of LGBT Students

Via email from One Million Moms leader Monica Cole: On Friday, April 27, high schools (and many middle schools) across the country will be hosting the LGBT movement’s annual “Day of Silence.” During this all-day event, student activists and even school officials encourage students to be silent for the entire day as a sign of solidarity with the international LGBT …

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NEW YORK CITY: Video Appears To Support Defense Claim Of Bullied Gay Student Charged With Murder

Andy Humm reports at Gay City News: A brief cell-phone video captures a harrowing September 27, 2017 assault on gay student Abel Cedeno in his Bronx high school class by Matthew McCree, joined by his friend Ariane Laboy, as Cedeno defends himself with a knife, fatally wounding McCree and slashing Laboy. McCree, in a white T-shirt, can be seen charging …

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CNN Blasts Trump For “Bullying” Don Lemon

“In a world where bullies torment kids on social media to devastating effect on a regular basis with insults and name-calling, it is sad to see our president engaging in the very same behavior himself. Leaders should lead by example.” – CNN, via press release. Over the weekend Trump also unleashed his hordes of extremists on Washington Post reporter Dave …

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NEW YORK CITY: Bullied Teen Murder Suspect Thanks Gay Men For Putting Up His Bond Money [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: The Bronx teen accused of fatally stabbing a 15-year-old classmate and nearly killing another walked free Wednesday on $250,000 bond. “I am grateful to the people who donated to my bond fund,” Abel Cedeno, 18, said in a statement handed out to the media, which he said would be his last public comments on the …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Burger King’s Bullying Experiment

Fortune reports: Would you rather stand up for a damaged meal or a damaged child? According to Burger King, most would choose the former. The fast food giant rolled out a public service announcement today in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month that uses a clever social experiment to demonstrate how people often refuse to speak out against bullies. As …

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MLB Backs GLAAD’s Anti-Bullying #SpiritDay [VIDEO]

Posted today to Major League Baseball’s website: We still have the blue of the Dodgers and Cubs, the Yankees’ navy, and Houston’s navy and orange. Now you can add postseason purple as well. Today is Spirit Day, and Major League Baseball and all 30 clubs are again taking a united stand against bullying by joining GLAAD in “going purple” to …

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SURVEY: 40% Of LGBTs Report Workplace Bullying

In a CareerBuilder survey fittingly released on GLAAD’s anti-bullying Spirit Day, four in ten LGBT workers say they’ve been bullied at the workplace. CBS News reports: The majority of those who said they were bullied said it was by one person, while about 13 percent said it happened in a group setting. The number of LGBTQ workers with concerns about …

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Kellogg’s Mascots Support GLAAD’s Anti-Bullying Spirit Day: Tony The Tiger, Toucan Sam, And More [VIDEO]

Via press release: GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today announced participants in Spirit Day. Taking place on October 19, Spirit Day inspires millions around the world to wear purple or ‘go purple’ online in a unified stand against bullying and to show support for LGBTQ youth. To support this effort, Kellogg Company launched a video featuring its …

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NEW YORK CITY: Bullied Gay Teenager Charged With Stabbing Classmate To Death Tells His Side Of The Story

Andy Humm reports at Gay City News: Abel Cedeno, 18, the bullied gay teen charged with killing one classmate, Matthew McCree, 15, and wounding another, Ariane Laboy, 16, with a knife spoke to Gay City News from Rikers Island on Sunday, recounting the incident, the anti-gay bullying that preceded it for years, and the way it intensified on September 27 …

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NEW YORK CITY: Student Bullied With Gay Slurs Stabs Classmate To Death, First School Killing Since 1993

The New York Post reports: The Bronx student who allegedly stabbed a classmate to death and seriously injured another was bullied for his sexual orientation — and will be put on suicide watch in jail, it was revealed in court Thursday. Abel Cedeno, 18, is facing murder charges for allegedly killing classmate Matthew McCree, 15, and critically injuring Araine LaBoy, …

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Melania Condemns Bullying In UN Speech [VIDEO]

AHEM. ABC News reports: First Lady Melania Trump spoke at a luncheon at the United Nations General Assembly this afternoon, extolling the value of teaching and protecting children. The “most important and joyous role I’ve ever had is to be a mother to my young son,” she said. This speech revisited her campaign promise to combat cyberbullying. She said that …

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AUSTRALIA: Students On Public School Bus Given Hate Group’s Flyers Disguised As Christmas Presents

Buzzfeed reports: Students on a public school bus in regional Victoria have been handed gift-wrapped flyers railing against marriage equality and the Safe Schools Coalition. The flyers, made by the anti-marriage equality group Marriage Alliance, argue against the Safe Schools Coalition’s LGBTI anti-bullying program, linking it to marriage equality. Natalie*, the older sister of a 13-year-old student at Kyabram P-12 …

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Target #1 For Melania’s Cyber-Cruelty Campaign

For the last eight years the right wing has relentlessly mocked Michelle Obama’s platform of encouraging children to exercise and eat healthy foods. Every White House state dinner menu was gleefully posted to note lavish desserts or entrees with cream sauce. Breitbart writers and commenters in particular were fond of calling the First Lady a “food Nazi” and similar, often …

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Former Rutgers Student Pleads Guilty In Retrial For Anti-Gay Bullying That Led To Suicide Of Tyler Clementi

The Associated Press reports: A former Rutgers University student whose roommate killed himself after being secretly recorded on a web camera kissing another man pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted invasion of privacy. Dharun Ravi’s plea comes after a New Jersey appeals court last month threw out a 15-count conviction against him and ordered a new trial on other counts. The …

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TOMORROW: Wear Purple For Anti-Bullying #SpiritDay

Tomorrow is GLAAD’s annual anti-bullying Spirit Day in which folks wear purple to show their support for LGBT youth. Seen above are cast members from ABC’s The Real O’Neals and other major participants include Kellogg’s, who tomorrow morning will host openly gay America’s Got Talent breakout star Brian Justin Crum at their NYC cafe. Tony The Tiger will even be …

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