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WATCH: Minnesota teens who committed suicide together may have been girlfriends

Paige Moravetz, left, and Haylee Fentress, both 14, committed suicide last weekend. Family members said the two may have been girlfriends and may have been bullied at school over their relationship. Two 14-year-old girls in Marshall, Minn., have killed themselves … Continue reading

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LEGE UPDATE: Anti-bullying bills advance; Senate to consider trans marriage ban Monday

Daniel Williams Anti-bullying bills were voted out of committee in both the House and Senate this week, the 14th of Texas’ 20-week regular legislative session held in odd-numbered years. Back on April 5 House Public Education Chairman Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, … Continue reading

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Removal of LGBT references makes anti-bullying bills weaker, but more likely to pass

Daniel Williams DANIEL WILLIAMS | Legislative Queery Instant Tea reported Monday that the reporting requirement proposed by the “big” anti-bullying bills (HB 224, SB 245) will be amended so that the provision that school districts file annual reports on instances … Continue reading

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Golden Globes: Chris Colfer’s Acceptance Speech Message To Bullies

Glee's Chris Colfer takes home the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie. One small step for out homosexual actors, one giant leap for high school musicals. He says during his acceptance speech: "To … Continue reading

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WATCH: Mom says son was stapled to wall by bullies at high school in South Texas

Mary Koch tells CNN that her 14-year-old son’s teacher at Carrizo Springs High School did nothing to stop the abuse. The district says the teacher has been placed on administrative leave, and that the students involved have been placed in … Continue reading

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Half Of High Schoolers Victimized By Bullying. And Half Of High Schoolers Are Bullies Themselves

Nearly half of all American high schoolers faced harassment in the past year, according to a new national survey. But the real startling statistic is that roughly an equal number of students reporting being the tormenters. CONTINUED » Permalink | … Continue reading

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Joel Burns responds to Arkansas school board member who encouraged gays to kill themselves

Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns responded Tuesday night to Clint McCance, the Arkansas school board member who went on an anti-gay tirade last week in which he basically encouraged LGBT people to kill themselves. The openly gay Burns, whose … Continue reading

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Confronting our inner bullies

If we really want to stop bullying against LGBT youth, we need to start by taking a long, hard look at ourselves and how our own histories of being bullied may have caused us to internalize homophobia that leads us to … Continue reading

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Another approach to anti-gay bullying

Jeremy Liebbe wants to show LGBT youth how to fight back against would-be bulliers and bashers. Liebbe, an openly gay detective sergeant for the Dallas ISD police department, is a volunteer at Youth First Texas who’s taught the YFT Youth … Continue reading

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The epidemic continues: Parents say bullies drove their son to take his life

From the Houston Chronicle: Asher Brown’s worn-out tennis shoes still sit in the living room of his Cypress-area home while his student progress report – filled with straight A’s – rests on the coffee table.The eighth-grader killed himself last week. … Continue reading

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