New Jersey conversion therapy ban stands, for now, but LGBT groups expect more challenges

Nancy Cutler, Rockland/Westchester Journal NewsPublished 4:56 a.m. ET April 19, 2019 | Updated 4:41 p.m. ET April 19, 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to hear a challenge to New Jersey’s lawbanning the use of so-called conversion therapy on minors. It was the third attempt to get the high court to knock down New Jersey’s

Read More

The case for banning conversion therapy in North Carolina

BY JOE KILLIAN ON APRIL 19, 2019 Mitchell Gold, like many gay North Carolinians, cannot understand why there isn’t already a state law banning so-called “conversion” therapy. Sixteen states and Washington, D.C., now ban the practice, which aims to “cure” lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. And polls show a law forbidding it in North Carolina

Read More

Mormon Church Shows Some Progress By Dropping Anti-LGBTQ Policies

BY TRUDY RING APRIL 04 2019 1:30 PM EDT The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — known informally as the Mormon Church — has backtracked on some of its anti-LGBTQ policies, while remaining opposed to same-sex relationships. The church will no longer bar most children of LGBTQ parents from receiving baptism, and while it

Read More

To Save Kid’s Lives, prevent Bullying.

From Board Member Mitchell Gold – Tyler Clementi Foundation. I am writing in response to “NC’s child suicide nearly doubled in a decade” (March 20). In the face of this terrible news, a glimmer of hope is that suicide and its risk factors are absolutely preventable. Resources, such as the Tyler Clementi Foundation’s #Day1 program,

Read More

Punishment won’t stop bullying, we need to address root causes

More than three million students are bullied every year in American schools, a heartbreaking number that translates to more than a quarter of kids in grades 6-12 and those are just the targets. Nearly 70 percent of students report having witnessed cruel and humiliating behavior. The bill currently before the New Jersey state legislature that

Read More

Suicide prevention advocate talks bullying

After hearing the tragic story of Seven Bridges, one mother, turned suicide prevention advocate, is reaching out with suggestions to prevent bullying in schools.

Read More

LGBTQ-inclusive bullying laws associated with fewer teen suicide attempts, study says

All 50 states have anti-bullying laws, but just 20 have explicit sexual orientation protections, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. Suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth is an endemic public health issue: LGBTQ youth face more bullying and report higher levels of suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts than

Read More

Tyler Clementi Foundation Executive Director Jason Cianciotto Announces Departure as Part of Jane Clementi’s Transition to Chief Executive Officer

Jason Cianciotto, who joined the Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF) in September 2017 as Executive Director, has announced that his tenure will be completed at the end of 2018. This follows Jane Clementi’s October announcement about expanding her role to become TCF’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Cianciotto has been helping to facilitate this transition. “Like so

Read More

How Tyler Clementi’s mother found faith after son’s suicide

When Jane Clementi’s 18-year-old son, Tyler, died by suicide after his college roommate outed his sexuality online, Jane leaned on her beliefs and found new purpose. With a renewed spirit, Jane shares her journey with TODAY on December 19, 2018.

Read More

Tyler Clementi Foundation Launches Anti-Bullying Toolkit for 
Christian Communities

True Faith Doesn't Bully

Today, the Tyler Clementi Foundation announced the launch of the #Day1 Toolkit for Christian communities. The toolkit creates a simple, effective and empowering framework for stopping, and ultimately ending, bullying, beginning on the first day of any Sunday school or youth group. This new toolkit, specifically geared toward Christian communities and churches, joins those previously

Read More