10 years after Tyler Clementi’s death, his mom continues to combat bullying
Jane Clementi is now spearheading a campaign to tackle non-inclusive LGBTQ teachings in religion. Sept. 26, 2020, 11:18 PM EDT / Source: TODAY By Alyssa Newcomb Tyler Clementi has been gone for 10 years, but for his mother, his physical absence can feel so new and at other times, excruciatingly long. “I seem to be held captive by datesRead More
“It’s been a difficult 10 years”: Mother of Tyler Clementi starts foundation to end bullying
By Darla Miles NEW JERSEY (WABC) — It has been a decade since Tyler Clementi died by suicide following an incident at Rutgers New Brunswick, and his family has used that time to honor his memory and do a lot of good. “When I think about Tyler, I feel like it’s been an eternityRead More
10 years after son’s suicide, Tyler Clementi’s mom says no LGBTQ person should feel ‘unworthy’
by Hannan Adely NorthJersey.com BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — Jane Clementi packed the belongings from her home in Ridgewood, where she and her husband had lived for 31 years and raised three boys, into dozens of boxes for her move in February. Into one of those boxes, she placed the writings that her youngest son, Tyler, hadRead More
Rutgers Honors Tyler Clementi 10 Years Later
By Neal Buccino Date September 22, 2020 A decade ago, Tyler Clementi arrived at Rutgers to begin his first year of college after he started his personal journey of coming out to close friends and family. At 18, he was an accomplished violinist and composer who wanted to perform with the RutgersRead More
Gottheimer Releases North Jersey Anti-Bullying Task Force Report to Strengthen NJ’s Anti-Bullying Laws and Protect Students
Report provides new recommendations for schools, state, and federal policymakers Fighting to combat cyberbullying, improve bullying investigations, expand training for staff, incorporate mental health services into schools Ending the “bullying bureaucracy” that disincentivizes reporting or makes reporting bullying incidents difficult NORTH JERSEY — Today, Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the start of the new academicRead More
How can we end bullying? For starters, stop using the word ‘bully,’ report says.
Stephanie Noda NorthJersey.com More mental health services, partnerships with organizations outside of schools and additional anti-bullying specialists are just some of the ways a group of community leaders is hoping to put an end to bullying. The North Jersey Anti-Bullying Task Force brought together parents, teachers, students, administrators, child advocates and experts in a Zoom call on Thursday toRead More
Tyler Clementi Foundation to Launch Education Campaign for Southern Baptist Convention to Bring Awareness to Harm Churches Can Cause LGBTQ Youth
Walking on eggshells, Jane Clementi embarks on a difficult journey to speak openly about a subject too often ignored, considered frightening or uncomfortable: religion.
Leaders and lay people ask SBC to lead on racial and LGBTQ equality after their years of working against equality.Read More
Pride Month Celebrations Go Virtual in New Jersey!
The New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce plans ‘Virtual Pride Night Extravaganza!” NJ, June 25th, 2020 – The New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce is excited to host their first Virtual Pride Night Extravaganza! Due to COVID-19 and social distancing mandates, in-person events to celebrate Pride Month throughout the StateRead More
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 languageRead More
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.Read More