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  • UMAffirmation
    Video: Canadian Mounted Police campaign against anti-gay bullying by Joseph Patrick McCormick 6
    Message 1 of 9 , Jan 3, 2013
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      Video: Canadian Mounted Police campaign against anti-gay bullying

      by Joseph Patrick McCormick
      6 November 2012, 11:54pm

      LGBT members of the Canadian Mounted Police have recorded a video against homophobic bullying.

      http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/11/06/video-canadian-mounted-police-campaign-against-anti-gay-bullying/

       

       

      US: Gay teenager committed suicide because of bullying, parents say

      by Joseph Patrick McCormick
      5 December 2012, 11:30pm

      The parents of a gay teenager from Michigan, who committed suicide in late November, have said that intense bullying was to blame for their son’s death.

      http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/12/05/us-gay-teenager-committed-suicide-because-of-bullying-parents-say/

       

       

      Queer Suicide and the Malpractice of “Love”

      By Cody J. Sanders

      Rev. Cody J. Sanders is an ordained Baptist minister and a Ph.D. Candidate in pastoral theology and pastoral care at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. He is editor of the forthcoming revised edition of Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth: A Resource for Congregations in Dialogue on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity published by the Alliance of Baptists, the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, and the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America.

      I was on my way to bed when I walked by the desk to take one last look at the computer screen—and now, tonight, I can’t sleep. And it’s not just the sleep-thwarting glow of the screen. Tonight, my customary frivolous scroll through my Facebook feed turned up a story I hadn’t expected to see.

      Josh Pacheco, age 17, from Fenton, Michigan, killed himself.

      I don’t know Josh or his family. And I’ve never even been to Michigan. 

      http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/atheologies/6679/queer_suicide_and_the_malpractice_of__love__

    • UMAffirmation
      Britain s Got Talent choir star opens up about homophobic cyber-bullying by Joseph Patrick McCormick 12
      Message 2 of 9 , Jan 16, 2013
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        Britain’s Got Talent choir star opens up about homophobic cyber-bullying

        by Joseph Patrick McCormick
        12 January 2013, 12:29am

         

        A star member of an all boys’ choir has spoken out for the first time about the homophobic cyber bullying he was subjected to for years.

         

        http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/01/12/britains-got-talent-choir-star-opens-up-about-homophobic-cyber-bullying/

         

         

         

      • UMAffirmation
        Bullied Gay Oregon Teen Dies After Attempted Suicide by Jason St. Amand Web Producer / Staff Writer Tuesday Feb 5, 2013 A 15-year-old teenager who the victim
        Message 3 of 9 , Feb 9, 2013
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          Bullied Gay Oregon Teen Dies After Attempted Suicide

          by Jason St. Amand

          Web Producer / Staff Writer

          Tuesday Feb 5, 2013

           

          A 15-year-old teenager who the victim of anti-gay bullying and was taken off life support last week, after he attempted to take his own life, died on Sunday, OregonLive.com reports.

           

          Jadin Bell of La Grande, Ore., was rushed to the hospital after he tried to hang himself at an elementary school playground on Jan. 19. He was initially put on life support but after doctors found there was no brain activity last week, Bell’s family decided to remove him from life support.

           

          http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?141322

        • UMAffirmation
          Md. school district pulls bullying curriculum with ex-gay references February 8, 2013 By Michael K. Lavers
          Message 4 of 9 , Feb 18, 2013
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            Md. school district pulls bullying curriculum with ‘ex-gay’ references

            February 8, 2013

            By Michael K. Lavers on February 8, 2013

             

            Prince George’s County Public Schools earlier this week stopped using an anti-bullying curriculum that included references to “ex-gay” organizations.

            A 21-minute video the Washington Blade obtained from Christopher Doyle, director of the International Healing Foundation who developed the Acception curriculum, features four students who are assigned a project on anti-gay bullying.

             

            The video contains a number of short clips that include a group of students — one who receives the aforementioned assignment from his teacher — who shout an anti-gay slur at a classmate before pushing him into a locker. Another features a group of students who use a cell phone to record a teenaged boy changing inside a restroom stall before gym class.

             

            http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/02/08/md-school-district-pulls-bullying-curriculum-with-ex-gay-references/

             

             

            49ers Chris Culliver Gets Schooled by Trevor Project

            by Michelle  Lim

            EDGE Contributor

            Sunday Feb 10, 2013

             

            In an ironic twist of events, the 49ers -- everyone’s favorite to win the Superbowl -- were defeated at the claws of the Ravens. This defeat comes at the heels of an already trying season for the 49ers resulting from cornerback Chris Culliver’s anti-gay rant on Artie Lange’s radio show.

            "I don’t do the gay guys, man. I don’t do that," he said. "No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do. Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah...can’t be... in the locker room man. Nah."

             

            http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?141465

             

             

            PFLAG Responds to Indiana Teacher Who Said Gays Have No Purpose in Life

            Associated Press

            Sunday Feb 17, 2013

             

            Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays state coordinator Annette Gross said Saturday the "You Have a Purpose" Facebook page will collect only videos submitted to encourage gay youth  

             

            INDIANAPOLIS -- Some gay rights groups are trying to bolster the confidence of gay teens after an Indiana teacher said she believes gays have no purpose in life.

            Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays state coordinator Annette Gross said Saturday the "You Have a Purpose" Facebook page will collect videos submitted to encourage gay youth. She compared the project to syndicated columnist Dan Savage’s "It Gets Better" project aimed at deterring bullied gays from suicide.

             

            http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?141743

          • Affirmation: United Methodists
            MLB OKs Sexual Orientation Harassment Policy by Michael Gormley Associated Press
            Message 5 of 9 , Jul 22, 2013
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              MLB OKs Sexual Orientation Harassment Policy

              by Michael Gormley

              Associated Press

              Monday Jul 15, 2013

               

              Major League Baseball says it will bolster its policies against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a new agreement provided to The Associated Press on Monday.

               

              The league is scheduled to announce its new policy during its All-Star game festivities on Tuesday with the players’ union and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who helped draft the agreement.

              http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?147043

               

               

              Bullied New Mexico Teen Dies After Attempted Suicide

              by Jason St. Amand

              National News Editor

              Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

               

              A high school student, who was the victim of anti-gay bullying, was taken off life support and died Tuesday after he attempted to take his own life last weekend, the Latin Post reports.

               

              Carlos Vigil, 17, of Valencia County, N.M., wrote a suicide note on Twitter Saturday afternoon, confessing the he was being bullied.

              http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?147086

               

            • Affirmation: United Methodists
              Study: Gay teachers are less likely to challenge homophobic bullying by Aaron Day 26
              Message 6 of 9 , Aug 4, 2013
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                Study: Gay teachers are less likely to challenge homophobic bullying

                by Aaron Day
                26 July 2013, 11:25am

                 

                A new US study has shown that gay teachers are less likely to challenge homophobia in schools for fear of drawing attention to their sexuality and putting their careers at risk.

                http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/07/26/study-gay-teachers-are-less-likely-to-challenge-homophobic-bullying/

                 

                 

                Iowa Mother Says Son was Bullied Before Suicide

                Associated Press

                Monday Jul 29, 2013

                 

                The mother of a central Iowa high school student says her son committed suicide after being bullied.

                http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?147514

                 

              • Affirmation: United Methodists
                Italian Teen Commits Suicide Over Anti-Gay Bullying by Jason St. Amand National News Editor Monday Aug 12, 2013 A 14-year-old Italian teen committed suicide
                Message 7 of 9 , Aug 18, 2013
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                  Italian Teen Commits Suicide Over Anti-Gay Bullying

                  by Jason St. Amand

                  National News Editor

                  Monday Aug 12, 2013

                   

                  A 14-year-old Italian teen committed suicide due to anti-gay bullying he endured, Pink News reports.

                  The boy, who resided in Rome, took his life last Friday at 2 a.m. by throwing himself from a balcony after being subjected to anti-gay bullying online and at school. He left behind two messages apologizing to his family. One was on a USB drive, and the other was handwritten.

                  http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?148077

                   

                   

                  Italy: 14-year-old commits suicide because of anti-gay bullying

                  by Joseph Patrick McCormick
                  11 August 2013, 4:29pm

                   

                  A fourteen-year-old in Rome has taken his own life because of anti-gay bullying, and struggles with finding acceptance of his sexuality.

                  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/08/11/italy-14-year-old-commits-suicide-because-of-anti-gay-bullying/

                   

                • Affirmation: United Methodists
                  US: Ex-gay therapy newsletter claims it can end homophobic bullying by curing gay people by Aaron Day 4
                  Message 8 of 9 , Sep 5, 2013
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                    US: Ex-gay therapy newsletter claims it can end homophobic bullying by ‘curing’ gay people

                    by Aaron Day
                    4 September 2013, 2:23pm

                    An ex-gay clinic in the US has released a newsletter declaring “the end of homosexuality,” in which parents can help prevent homophobic bullying by participating in its “revolution”.

                    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/09/04/us-ex-gay-therapy-newsletter-claims-it-can-end-homophobic-bullying-by-curing-gay-people/

                     

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