Ohio Bill Would Criminalize Doctors for Treating Transgender Youth

A day after South Dakota rejected a similar bill, Ohio lawmakers are ready to introduce theirs.   BY TRUDY RING FEBRUARY 11 2020 7:16 PM EST   One day after South Dakota killed a bill that would criminalize doctors who provide gender-transition procedures to minors, Ohio lawmakers say they’ll introduce similar legislation. Two Republican state representatives in Ohio,

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Mother of bullied teen confronts cyberbullying head on

BY Leah Mishkin, Correspondent | January 17, 2020, 5PM EST   Prevention was the focus of a new North Jersey anti-bullying task force convened by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, and chaired by Jane Clementi, whose son Tyler committed suicide after being cyberbullied in 2010.It was created as part of a five-point anti-bullying action plan from the two term Democratic

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Tyler Clementi’s mother to serve as chair of NJ anti-bullying task force

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Combating bullying is a cause near and dear to Jane Clementi’s heart. This fall will mark 10 years since she lost her son Tyler to suicide. The tragedy was a result of the teen being cyber bullied. It put a national spotlight on the trend and gave the New Jersey mom a

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Gottheimer Takes the Fight to Bullying, Announces Five-Point Anti-Bullying Action Plan, Launches North Jersey Anti-Bullying Task Force

RIDGEWOOD – Today, Monday, January 13, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced a Five-Point Anti-Bullying Action Plan to improve data and incident reporting, to increase conversations between schools and parents, to help schools take more proactive steps with the right policies, to find and share the best practices on the local level, and to ensure

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Jane Clementi at MSNBC

    “This administration’s erasure of LGBTQ people from the guidelines meant to protect them is a license for bullying behavior. Everyone deserves to feel safe and valued at work, including those who work for the federal government. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are named for protection in employment policies because they have been

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BAR REPORT – NJSBA celebrates diversity, inclusion in Judiciary; bestows Justice Thurgood Marshall Award

By New Jersey State Bar Association | November 25, 2019 at 08:01 AM Judges and lawyers from across the state gathered at the New Jersey Law Center on Nov. 20 to honor Judge Joseph A. Turula, presiding judge of the Civil Division in the Hudson Vicinage, and Judge Julio L. Mendez, assignment judge in the Atlantic/Cape May Vicinage.

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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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