David Mixner is retiring

October 24, 2019 at 6:58 pm PDT | by Karen Ocamb After 60 years of activism, the Tyler Clementi Foundation’s 2019 Individual Upstander Award presented on Wednesday may be the last honor David Mixner accepts in person. His new play, “You Make Me Sick,” scheduled to premier on Dec. 9 in New York, will be his

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Smith Middle School tackles bullying with lessons, peer mentoring

By Micah Walker For MediaNews Group Oct 22, 2019 Updated Oct 23, 2019 For those who were bullied in school, we all know the signs. There’s the name-calling, teasing, whispers and the feeling of being made fun of when there’s laughter in the room. As October marks National Bullying Prevention Month, administrators at O.L. Smith Middle School

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New Jersey mom vows to end LGBTQ bullying after her son Tyler Clementi’s suicide over a webcast of a sexual encounter with another man.

Teen Died By Suicide; Bullying Over Sexuality Killed Him: Mom By Beth Dalbey, Patch Staff Oct 22, 2019 10:58 am ET | Updated Oct 25, 2019 1:32 pm ET Jane Clementi works to end bullying and cyberbullying through the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Tyler, shown with his mother in an undated photo, took his life after his Rutgers University

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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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