Topics :: anti-gay bullying

Broadway Battles Bullying in Support of Michael Morones

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
On April 14, New York City’s stage performers came together at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to donate their time and talent to Broadway Battles Bullying, a one-night only benefit concert for the new Michael Morones Foundation.

LGBT Youth and Allies Participate in GLSEN Day of Silence

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Apr 11, 2014
GLSEN helps keeps kids safe with the 19th Annual Day of Silence, an event that raises awareness against the impact of bullying on LGBT youth.

Minnesota Republicans Call Anti-Bullying Bill ’Fascism’

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
A week after the Minnesota State Senate approved an anti-bullying bill, the House also approved it, but not before local Republicans spent hours decrying it as "fascism" that could expose students to "filthy, perverted information."

Mass. Senate Passes Updates to Anti-Bullying Law

Sunday Mar 23, 2014
The Massachusetts Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill designed to build on the state’s 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

Fla. Student Suspended for Defending Gay Student in Attack

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 10, 2014
A Florida high school student was suspended last week for 10 days after defending an openly gay student who was being bullied and assaulted - even though the alleged attacker has been charged with battery.

11-Year-Old Bullied For Being A Brony Fights for Life After Suicide Attempt

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
An 11-year-old boy is fighting for his life after attempting suicide when kids called him gay for being a Brony.

Minn. Lawmakers Plan Renewed Anti-Bullying Push

Monday Jan 13, 2014
Minnesota lawmakers are expected to try again this year to strengthen a state law meant to prevent bullying in schools.

Lawsuit: Gay Students Bullied in Miss. District

By Holbrook Mohr | Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
A lawsuit filed Tuesday says gay students are routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district, including a lesbian who was forced to sit alone in the middle of a classroom when others were split into groups of boys and girls.

Anti-Bullying Legislation Reaches Record Congressional Support

By David Perry | Monday Dec 2, 2013
The Safe Schools Improvement Act, a bill spelling out specific groups of the student population currently victim to bullying and harassment, of which LGBTQ youth is one, has reached record support in Congress.

Family to Visit Site of Rutgers Student’s Suicide

Friday Nov 8, 2013
The family of the Rutgers University student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing a man will visit the scene of his suicide.