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    Channing Smith’s memory will drive us to make a more respectful and kind culture

    James Clementi, Guest ColumnistPublished 6:00 p.m. CT Oct. 18, 2019 The tragic death of Channing Smith, the young teen who committed suicide after being outed as Bisexual, is a wake up call to how we should treat others. Nine years ago, my younger brother Tyler Clementi died by suicide after being cyberbullied during the first weeks of

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    Faith groups need to repent for gay ‘conversion’ bullying

    October 16, 2019 5 Min Read Mitchell Gold (RNS) — In the last few months, the American LGBTQ community has been hit with wave after wave of news on so-called conversion therapy, a thoroughly discredited practice that purports to “cure” people of their homosexuality. Just weeks ago, a Maryland court upheld the state’s ban on

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    The Closet Will Not Save Us

    Jane Clementi’s son, Tyler, died before he could be fully out. In an op-ed for National Coming Out Day, she wants other LGBTQ+ youth to be free. BY JANE CLEMENTI OCTOBER 11 2019 11:42 AM EDT When news spread that a 16-year-old boy, Channing Smith, from Coffee County, Tennessee died by suicide after being outed by his classmates,

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    Is ‘bullying’ just an empty talking point?

    October 10, 2019 at 8:59 am PDT | by Karen Ocamb In an era freckled with ironies, this one stands out like a big red blotch. In a Politico/Morning Consult poll published Oct. 9, half of America’s registered voters supported President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. After three years and what many consider several

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    Mum of teen who died by suicide after being outed demands urgent action

    Tyler Clementi sadly took his own life in 2010. His parents founded an anti-bullying charity in his memory (Tyler Clementi Foundation) A mother whose son took his own life after bullies outed him online is calling for action on the “epidemic” of LGBT+ bullying. Tyler Clementi, 18, tragically died in 2010. He was driven to

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    Tyler Clementi’s mother encourages the community to prevent bullying

    Tyler Clementi’s mother encourages the community to prevent bullying Honor Channing’s death by ensuring no one is ever targeted because of sexual orientation, gender identity, body shape or size, ethnicity, their abilities MANAGING EDITOR Elena Cawley Oct 9, 2019 Updated 22 hrs ago Jane Clementi, the mother of Tyler Clementi and founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation,

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    Carolina furniture designers honored

    Carolina furniture designers honored Beyond the Carolinas BY LAINEY MILLEN ON OCTOBER 4, 2019 Bob Williams and Mitchell Gold (Photo Credit: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams) NEW YORK, N.Y. — The Tyler Clementi Foundation will honor North Carolina’s Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams with the Corporate Upstander Award at their Vision 2020 2019 Upstander Legacy Celebration on

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    Tennessee teen’s suicide highlights dangers of anti-LGBTQ bullying

    Oct. 1, 2019, 7:15 PM EDT By Tim Fitzsimons News reports about the death of Tennessee teen Channing Smith, who died by suicide last week, sounded all too familiar to New Jersey mom Jane Clementi. Like Smith, her son Tyler took his own life following anti-LGBTQ cyberbullying. But now, nine years after her son’s death, Clementi said

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    More Than Half of Leading Presidential Candidates Pledge to Stand Up to Bullying, Commit to Compassionate Leadership

    The Tyler Clementi Foundation asked each 2020 presidential candidate to demonstrate leadership, pledge to refrain from using bullying words and actions   NEW YORK — The Tyler Clementi Foundation, which works to end bullying in schools, workplaces and faith communities, has secured a commitment by seven presidential candidates to stand up to bullying behavior and to show leadership

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    Bullying doesn’t stop after high school. Talk to your child about finding help at college.

      Jane Clementi, Opinion contributor College should be a place of openness to new ideas. But my gay son Tyler was the victim of a horrible act of cyberbullying and he died by suicide. Whether it’s your oldest or your youngest, sending your child off to college is monumental. This transitional time is a whirlwind of

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