Co-founder of Tyler Clementi Foundation on Suicide Prevention Week
Press Statement September 10, 2018 Media Contact: Meredith MacKenzie, West End Strategy Team, 202-412-4270 firstname.lastname@example.org NEW YORK – Monday, September 10 is National Suicide Prevention Day, part of the larger observance of Suicide Prevention Month in September. Jane Clementi, co-founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation lost her son Tyler to suicide after he was viciouslyRead More
Meet Justin Lee!
I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Tyler Clementi Foundation in this vital mission to end bullying of all kinds—especially when that bullying affects the most vulnerable. I will never forget hearing Tyler’s story for the first time on the news. It shook me to my core. For weeks afterward, I couldn’tRead More
Anti-Bullying Nonprofit Launches Campaign to End Religious-Based Bullying
NEW YORK — Leading Christian advocate for LGBTQ affirmation in faith communities, Justin Lee, will join the team at the Tyler Clementi Foundation as the anti-bullying nonprofit launches its effort to end religious-based bullying. Through the True Faith Doesn’t Bully Campaign, Lee and the foundation will work to change the conversation about LGBTQ people in congregations across theRead More
Tyler Clementi Foundation to Honor Tipper Gore and The Estée Lauder Companies at Annual Fundraiser Celebrating Those Who Stand Up to Bullying
NEW YORK — On Monday, October 22, 2018, the Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF) will honor activist, advocate, and former Second Lady of the United States Tipper Gore, and The Estée Lauder Companies at its 2018 Upstander Legacy Celebration. This annual fundraising event is attended by influential leaders and activists from across the country who supportRead More
Our Response to Cyberbullying and Threats in Oklahoma School District
In the same week that a transgender woman became the first major party nominee for governor, a transgender girl was threatened with harassment and physical harm by parents in her school district. On a Facebook group for parents, several adults wrote violent and degrading messages about the student, who used the girls’ bathroom. “When childrenRead More
As First Lady Begins “Be Best” Tour, Tyler Clementi Foundation Promotes Proven Tools to Prevent Bullying
Today, First Lady Melania Trump visited Nashville, Tennessee as the first stop of her “Be Best” campaign that focuses on children’s wellbeing and the threat of bullying. Since the campaign’s unveiling in May, the Tyler Clementi Foundation has welcomed a broader public discussion on the pervasiveness of bullying and encouraged the First Lady to encourageRead More
Book Excerpt: Shame Nation
Chapter 9 Rebounding with Purpose Many have turned their shaming into something we can all celebrate. Each one of these survivors is making a difference in lives today and teaching others from their experiences. Some have changed laws nationwide; others are cultivating kindness on campus. Let’s take a look at these exceptional stories of triumph.Read More
Meet #TCFYouthAmbassador Sameer Jha!
Sixteen-year-old Sameer Jha is a founding member of the Tyler Clementi Youth Ambassador program. He is proud to support TCF’s mission to prevent bullying by bringing initiatives like #Day1 to his middle and high school, providing input on toolkits, and promoting TCF’s efforts on social media. Driven by his personal experiences with being bullied inRead More
Meet #TCFYouthAmbassador Trisha Prabhu!
Trisha Prabhu is the 18-year-old social-entrepreneur, change agent, global anti-bullying advocate, and Founder & CEO of ReThink – a social enterprise that’s working to stop cyberbullying before the damage is done. Trisha is a proud Board Member of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Spurred to action by the death of a 12-year old girl that committedRead More
TCF Praises Television Network ABC for Swift, Strong Response to Cyber-Bullying
The Tyler Clementi Foundation commends ABC Entertainment for moving quickly to cancel the Rosanne Show following highly-publicized incidences of cyber-bullying by its star Rosanne Barr. In a statement, Jason Cianciotto, executive director of the Tyler Clementi Foundation challenged the network and others within the entertainment industry to join the movement to end bullying: “Cyber-bullying has noRead More