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    I Lost My Son. Support L.G.B.T.Q. Youth

    Jane Clementi, the mother of Tyler Clementi, discusses anti-transgender rights bills in state legislatures.  To the Editor: Re “Transgender Teenagers Brace for Flurry of Bills Set to Curb Their Rights” (news article, March 13): As a mother who lost my son, Tyler Clementi, to suicide after he was bullied for being gay, I know that the language

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    Left-Handed Love

    By Rev. Susan Smith

    What else can be said about the immorality of bullying LGBTQ youth that has not already been said before? Bullying anyone for any reason is blatantly wrong in a just society that declares all people have the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Even so, some people feel justified in bullying LGBTQ youth because of religion-based bigotry or ignorance. People fear things they don’t understand. As a result, LGBTQ youth experience persecution in school, church, and the community from those who are afraid of people who are different.

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    Monmouth University needs behavior modification program

    When I read the story of homophobic bullying against a Siena College basketball player on March 7, I was disappointed but, sadly, not surprised. I know very personally the impact that this kind of bullying can have. My son Tyler Clementi was a freshman at another New Jersey university when he was the target of cyberbullying because he was gay.

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    The Identity of a Samaritan Woman

    By Rodney S. Sadler, Jr.

    The encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman is a narrative that speaks well to so many contemporary concerns. It is a powerful story that speaks of the spiritual quality of God, the dislocation of worship from particular buildings and places, even the willingness of Jesus to expand his sphere of influence beyond the Jewish community as the Gospel is presented to the hated enemy, the Samaritans. But for this moment I want to raise a different concern.

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    Tyler Clementi Foundation initiates #Day1 anti-bullying program for schools

        Marsha A. Stoltz, NorthJerseyPublished 8:49 a.m. ET Feb. 21, 2020 | Updated 5:29 p.m. ET Feb. 22, 2020   A look at some Bergen County mansions from the air.Tariq Zehawi and Danielle Parhizkaran RAMSEY — The Tyler Clementi Foundation is seeking to stop bullying before it does permanent damage.  Two of its national Youth

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    Brother: One social media post caused Channing Smith to take his life, laws need to change

        by Stacy Case Monday, February 24th 2020   It’s been five months since Manchester teen Channing Smith took his own life, dominating national headlines as the latest casualty of cyber bullying (Channing Smith photos courtesy of Smith family).   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — It’s been five months since Manchester teen Channing Smith took his own

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    Ohio Bill Would Criminalize Doctors for Treating Transgender Youth

    A day after South Dakota rejected a similar bill, Ohio lawmakers are ready to introduce theirs.   BY TRUDY RING FEBRUARY 11 2020 7:16 PM EST   One day after South Dakota killed a bill that would criminalize doctors who provide gender-transition procedures to minors, Ohio lawmakers say they’ll introduce similar legislation. Two Republican state representatives in Ohio,

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    Mother of bullied teen confronts cyberbullying head on

    BY Leah Mishkin, Correspondent | January 17, 2020, 5PM EST   Prevention was the focus of a new North Jersey anti-bullying task force convened by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, and chaired by Jane Clementi, whose son Tyler committed suicide after being cyberbullied in 2010.It was created as part of a five-point anti-bullying action plan from the two term Democratic

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    Tyler Clementi’s mother to serve as chair of NJ anti-bullying task force

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Combating bullying is a cause near and dear to Jane Clementi’s heart. This fall will mark 10 years since she lost her son Tyler to suicide. The tragedy was a result of the teen being cyber bullied. It put a national spotlight on the trend and gave the New Jersey mom a

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    Gottheimer Takes the Fight to Bullying, Announces Five-Point Anti-Bullying Action Plan, Launches North Jersey Anti-Bullying Task Force

    RIDGEWOOD – Today, Monday, January 13, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced a Five-Point Anti-Bullying Action Plan to improve data and incident reporting, to increase conversations between schools and parents, to help schools take more proactive steps with the right policies, to find and share the best practices on the local level, and to ensure

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