Tag Archives: bullying

Stop Oppressing Ratty Hairpiece Woman!

“I found it fascinating to read the announcement yesterday that I had been included in a list of 36 dangerous radicals who should be banned from national television and print outlets. That’s definitely a first. But rather than feeling the shame it was intended to create, I guess I’m feeling rather honored to be included alongside the likes of Focus …

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(Mostly) Guilty Verdict In Spycam Trial

A New Jersey jury has found Dharun Ravi guilty of invasion of privacy for live-streaming the sexual encounter of his Rutgers roommate, Tyler Clementi, who later leaped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. Ravi was also found guilty of several counts of tampering with evidence, witness tampering, and hindering prosecution. It appears that the jury also found Ravi …

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Debbie Wasserman Shultz – It Gets Better

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GOProud Opposes Anti-Bullying Bill

GOProud’s 2012 agenda hits all the usual Tea Party talking points: End judicial activism!Repeal Obamacare!Destroy Social Security! Guns for everybody! Their just-issued agenda also restates GOProud’s oft-spouted position that states should have the right to ban same-sex marriage without federal meddling in campaigns to thwart the civil rights of LGBT Americans. RESPECTING STATES RIGHTS – Supporting a strong 10th Amendment …

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Kentucky Rejects Anti-Bullying Bill

Republicans in the Kentucky House Education Committee today squashed an anti-bullying bill because it would help prevent gay children from killing themselves. The vote came after parents and friends of teenagers who killed themselves to end incessant school bullying told lawmakers about the need for stronger protections for all students. Several lawmakers on the panel contended that existing anti-bullying laws …

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Your Disco Needs You

Here’s a novel way to launch an org. The Community Brave Foundation is a brand new organisation that aims to make bullying, homophobia, transphobia and youth suicide a thing of the past. The project is inspired by The Trevor Project, It Gets Better and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. The Community Brave Foundation is the brainchild of Rami Mandow …

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Vancouver Kids Against Bullying

(Tipped by JMG reader Paul)

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Cengage Learning – It Gets Better

With a nice shout-out to JMG at 4:15.

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NYC’s U.S. House Members: It Gets Better

Clip description: Members of New York City’s Congressional Delegation — Reps. Jerrold Nadler, Ed Towns, Eliot Engel, Carolyn Maloney, Joe Crowley and Jose Serrano — released a video to combat the scourge of suicide among LGBT American youths. They join thousands of others across the country working to help those who are at risk. The It Gets Better Project was …

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The Plan To Allow Anti-Gay Bullying

Focus On The Family has posted a 40-minute session recorded earlier this month at CPAC in which their presenters outlined their strategies on how to thwart and roll-back anti-bullying protections for LGBT students. Yes, it’s a long clip, but activists for this cause should pay particular attention to the plan voiced by the attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund.

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TRAILER: Bully

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How To Bully Gay Kids

Focus On The Family says: “High school students Colin and Katie created this new ‘movie trailer’ for Day of Dialogue! The Day of Dialogue—happening on April 19, 2012— is designed to equip students to express their Biblical viewpoint in a loving and Christ-centered way—especially when sensitive issues, like bullying and sexual identity, are addressed in their schools.” The clip seems …

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Xelle – Invincible

Jared reports at Allure Of Sound: Xelle, a group made up of JC Cassis, Rony Goffer and drag sensation Mimi Imfurst, have released the music video for their catchy new single “Invincible.” This is not your average pop music video; it actually has a powerful anti-bullying message. Proceeds from the sale of “Invincible,” which it out now on iTunes, will …

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Harvard Students – It Gets Better

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SFPD – It Gets Better

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Christianist Bullies Attack Rolling Stone

The Christianists who want it to be legal for their children to assault and harass LGBT kids have now focused their ire on Rolling Stone, who last week published a lengthy expose of a Minnesota school system. According to Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute, teachers should not be allowed to intervene when gay children are being beaten: Teachers …

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Rolling Stone On Anti-Gay Bullying

I’m just going to give you one paragraph from Rolling Stone’s excellent long-form piece on bullying and suicide in Michele Bachhmann’s home district. “This isn’t something you kid about, Brittany,” her mom scolded, snatching the kitchen cordless and taking it down the hall to call the Johnsons. A minute later she returned, her face a mask of shock and terror. …

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GLSEN’s PSA To Play At Super Bowl

GLSEN’s Think Before You Speak PSA will run on the Jumbotron for tens of thousands of fans attending this weekend’s Super Bowl. Via press release: “GLSEN is thrilled to share the Think Before You Speak campaign’s message of respect with tens of thousands of football fans attending the Super Bowl this year,” said GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard. “The …

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It Gets Better Lands MTV Special

MTV will air a star-studded hour-long special about It Gets Better. Among those slated to appear are Zachary Quinto and Adam Levine. It just keeps getting better over at MTV and Logo — and for gay teens on TV. EW has exclusively learned that the sister cable networks are jointly prepping a special titled It Gets Better, which will chronicle …

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Wisconsin Students Interpret Lady Gaga’s Hair For The It Gets Better Project

This is quite the production. Clip description: In support of the It Gets Better Project, Colton James Boettcher’s artistic vision takes shape in the form of a music video interpretation of Lady Gaga’s song, Hair. Hair is about being yourself, being true to who you are; as the song exemplifies, “you are the spirit of your hair, it’s all the …

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