Pride Month Celebrations Go Virtual in New Jersey!

            The New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce plans ‘Virtual Pride Night Extravaganza!” NJ,  June 25th, 2020 – The New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce is excited to host their first Virtual Pride Night Extravaganza! Due to COVID-19 and social distancing mandates, in-person events to celebrate Pride Month throughout the State

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I Lost My Son. Support L.G.B.T.Q. Youth

Jane Clementi, the mother of Tyler Clementi, discusses anti-transgender rights bills in state legislatures.  To the Editor: Re “Transgender Teenagers Brace for Flurry of Bills Set to Curb Their Rights” (news article, March 13): As a mother who lost my son, Tyler Clementi, to suicide after he was bullied for being gay, I know that the language

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Monmouth University needs behavior modification program

When I read the story of homophobic bullying against a Siena College basketball player on March 7, I was disappointed but, sadly, not surprised. I know very personally the impact that this kind of bullying can have. My son Tyler Clementi was a freshman at another New Jersey university when he was the target of cyberbullying because he was gay.

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Tyler Clementi Foundation initiates #Day1 anti-bullying program for schools

    Marsha A. Stoltz, NorthJerseyPublished 8:49 a.m. ET Feb. 21, 2020 | Updated 5:29 p.m. ET Feb. 22, 2020   A look at some Bergen County mansions from the air.Tariq Zehawi and Danielle Parhizkaran RAMSEY — The Tyler Clementi Foundation is seeking to stop bullying before it does permanent damage.  Two of its national Youth

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Brother: One social media post caused Channing Smith to take his life, laws need to change

    by Stacy Case Monday, February 24th 2020   It’s been five months since Manchester teen Channing Smith took his own life, dominating national headlines as the latest casualty of cyber bullying (Channing Smith photos courtesy of Smith family).   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — It’s been five months since Manchester teen Channing Smith took his own

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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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