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Spirit Day: Go purple to take a stand against bullying

Today is Oct. 16. It’s also Spirit Day, when people everywhere are encouraged to “go purple” to take a stand against bullying. There’s even an app for that: The Spirit Day App, powered by Toyota Financial Services, which provides anti-bullying … Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Gidion’s Knot’ at KDT

A mother attends a parent-teacher conference to discuss her 5th grader, who was suspected for a week, but the the teacher doesn’t recall making the appointment … unless the mother is … oh, her. Continue reading

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American Humanist Association represents Birdville student

Isaiah Smith was suspended after he ripped pages out of his Bible. Smith said the incident began when he was taunted and told he couldn’t be gay and Christian. Continue reading

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Cathedral of Hope Mid-Cities kicks off town hall series with bullying panel

Cathedral of Hope Mid-Cities kicks off a monthly town hall series with a discussion on bullying. The panel includes representatives of three local school districts. Continue reading

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Gay suicide victim Asher Brown’s parents drop suit against school district

Amy and David Truong, parents of Asher Brown, dropped their lawsuit against the Cy-Fair Independent School District in Houston. Brown, 13, committed suicide in September 2010. The Truongs claimed Asher had been bullied based on his Buddhist beliefs, his size and belief he was gay. Continue reading

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WATCH: Fort Worth teen suspended for anti-gay comments films NOM video

Dakota Ary, the Fort Worth teen who was suspended last year after he made anti-gay comments in class, is featured in a National Organization for Marriage video. Continue reading

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Study shows high rate of discrimination against transgender people in Texas

According to a breakout of a study released last year, transgender Texans face high levels of discrimination. The study included 266 Texas respondents. Continue reading

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WATCH: Joel Burns on new bullying law

Gay Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns has shared his personal experience with bullying and has helped Fort Worth Independent School District enact an LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying poli Continue reading

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After gay teen’s suicide, El Paso ISD board adds LGBT protections

The decision to include gender identity and perceived sexuality to the El Paso ISD nondiscrimination policy brought tears and hope Tuesday. Continue reading

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Flour Bluff teen commits suicide; family blames school district for not addressing bullying

Flour Bluff Independent School District is accused of not handling bullying that led to a former student’s suicide Sunday. Continue reading

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