Jane Clementi on Anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s Death

Press Statement: October 11, 2018Contact: Meredith MacKenzie, West End Strategy Team, 202-412-4270, mmackenzie@westendstrategy.com NEW YORK – Friday, October 12, marks the 20th anniversary of the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old Wyoming college student who was beaten and left to die because he was gay. Jane Clementi, co-founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, lost her son Tyler to suicide after he became

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Co-founder of Tyler Clementi Foundation on National Coming Out Day

Press Statement: October 10, 2018 Contact: Meredith MacKenzie, West End Strategy Team, 202-412-4270, mmackenzie@westendstrategy.com NEW YORK – In recognition of Thursday, Oct. 11 as National Coming Out Day, Jane Clementi, co-founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, who lost her son Tyler to suicide after he became the victim of homophobic cyber bullying, released the following statement: “Coming Out Day should be

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Co-founder of Tyler Clementi Foundation on Bullying Prevention Month

NEW YORK – In recognition of October as Bullying Prevention Month, Jane Clementi, co-founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, who lost her son Tyler to suicide after he was viciously cyberbullied as a freshman at Rutgers University in 2010, released the following statement: “Bullying has no single cause and takes no single form, but it can be prevented.

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Tyler Clementi Foundation Welcomes Progress at Twitter with New “Dehumanization Policy”

Press Statement: September 26, 2018Contact: Meredith MacKenzie, West End Strategy Team, 202-412 4270, mmackenzie@westendstrategy.com WASHINGTON – They Tyler Clementi Foundation today released a statement on Twitter’s decision to expand its hateful conduct policy to include content that dehumanizes others based on their membership in an identifiable group, even when the material doesn’t target a specific person. “This policy change is a good

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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 mmackenzie@westendstrategy.com 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 viciously

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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’t

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Anti-Bullying Nonprofit Launches Campaign to End Religious-Based Bullying

True Faith Doesn't Bully

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 the

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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 support

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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 children

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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 encourage

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