In what should be a time of grief for an Australian mother who lost her son to suicide this month, Amanda Unsworth has instead had to fight off trolls who have taken her son’s identity and pursued her on social media with hateful and disrespectful comments.
Over 70 Oregon school districts changed their anti-bullying policies last year to better protect students who are LGBT, but nearly one in three school districts still does not comply with state law, a new report has found.
The Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth Network said it would fast-track its efforts to open an LGBT community center in Suffolk County after learning that an East Hampton, N.Y. teen who was allegedly the victim of anti-gay bullying took his own life last week.
“I’ve got to give credit to the writers on DOOL. They are embracing this storyline full-blown. The romance. The bullying. The aftermath. It’s such a great story … I think it’s one of the best gay storylines ever.”
Gary Takesian, director of an acclaimed anti-bullying documentary, says LGBT youths who are bullied may not have support from their families, unlike other children who are bullied for reasons other than sexual identity.
GOP front runner and presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney engaged in several incidents of pranks during his high school years, at least one incident in particular that LGBTQ activists are calling anti-gay bullying, according to a report by The Washington Post.