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NoH8: ‘Bare The Musical’ With Travis Wall Stands Up To Bullying (Video)

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM October 20, 2012
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“Bare The Musical,” the Tyler Clementi Foundation and Athlete Ally talk about bullying and homophobia in this video filmed during their NoH8 Campaign photo shoot.

Education

Four Teen Suicides In One Week Plague Pennsylvania County — Not Bullying Related?

by David Badash ● 3:52 PM September 26, 2012

Reports of teen suicides seem to be growing, but this year, unlike in years past, there seem to be few details and most reports claim bullying was not a factor.

Bigotry Watch

Lady Gaga Attacked: ‘Born This Way’ Called ‘Demonic’ And Foundation Is ‘Perversion’

by David Badash ● 3:51 PM August 14, 2012
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Lady Gaga is being attacked by Linda Harvey of Mission: America, who claims Gagat’s iconic song, “Born This Way,” is “demonic,” and “occult in spirituality.”

ENDA

DNC Releases Platform Draft Language For LGBT Workplace Nondiscrimination

by David Badash ● 7:10 PM August 9, 2012
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Now, we have the language for the Democratic National Committee’s workplace nondiscrimination plank.

Civil Rights

Lawsuit: Principal Retaliated Against Family And Bullied Student Hospitalized For PTSD

by David Badash ● 1:19 AM June 6, 2012

The parents of a student who suffered an emotional breakdown and was hospitalized with PTSD caused by “systematic bullying” are suing the school principal and others.

Bigotry Watch

Lawsuit: Child Perceived Gay Beaten And Bullied Daily. School Solution: Enroll In Sports

by David Badash ● 10:35 AM June 5, 2012

Parents have filed a federal lawsuit after their child was continuously beaten and bullied on a daily basis because students and school personnel thought he was gay.

Analysis

Reflections On Romney: Why Being ‘A Bully’ Is No Laughing Matter

by Ian Rivers ● 12:06 PM May 12, 2012
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In the wake of revelations that Mitt Romney was a high school gay bashing bully, we learn that bullies are often viewed “as some of the coolest kids at school.”

Bigotry Watch

Is Anti-Gay Tennessee School Board Member Van Shaver Breaking The Law?

by Scott Rose ● 1:32 PM May 7, 2012
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A school board member is waging what seems to be criminal harassment against an out gay student about whom a year book entry titled “It’s OK to be Gay” was written.

Discrimination

New Video: Hillary Clinton Speaks Out Against Bullying

by David Badash ● 1:26 PM May 5, 2012
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a video yesterday spoke out against bullying of all minorities, including “LGBT people.”

Discrimination

Equality Forum: Transgender Panel Members ‘Still Have To Do These 101s’

by John Culhane ● 7:34 PM May 4, 2012
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Equality Forum’s transgender panel asked, Are gay and lesbian advocates the natural advocates of the trans-community?, and What is the teaching role of transpeople?

Analysis

The Silence Of Our Friends: Why Anti-Gay Bullying Survives

by Ian Rivers ● 12:16 PM May 4, 2012
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Why is it that we, all of us, have allowed bullying to continue? Professor researcher, bullying author and expert Ian Rivers explains.

Discrimination

Top School Official ‘Had No Idea’ Bullying Would Lead To Gay Teen’s Suicide

by David Badash ● 1:48 PM April 21, 2012
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The top school official where the 14-year old who died by suicide after classmates bullied him says he “had no idea” the bullying would lead to the teen’s suicide.

Discrimination

Obama, Looking For Easy Low-Cost Wins, Endorses Two Anti-Bullying Bills

by David Badash ● 5:19 PM April 20, 2012
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President Obama, looking for easy, low-cost wins to placate his LGBT supporters, today, after two weeks of acrimony, announced his support for 2 anti-bullying bills.

Bigotry Watch

HRC Blasts GOP Senate Hopeful Who Mocks Bullying Bill As Unconstitutional

by David Badash ● 1:26 PM April 20, 2012
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HRC is blasting GOP Senate candidate Heather Wilson, who called an anti-bullying bill unconstitutional because it could violate the free-speech rights of bullies.