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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Tennessee teen’s suicide highlights dangers of anti-LGBTQ bullying

Oct. 1, 2019, 7:15 PM EDT By Tim Fitzsimons News reports about the death of Tennessee teen Channing Smith, who died by suicide last week, sounded all too familiar to New Jersey mom Jane Clementi. Like Smith, her son Tyler took his own life following anti-LGBTQ cyberbullying. But now, nine years after her son’s death, Clementi said

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More Than Half of Leading Presidential Candidates Pledge to Stand Up to Bullying, Commit to Compassionate Leadership

The Tyler Clementi Foundation asked each 2020 presidential candidate to demonstrate leadership, pledge to refrain from using bullying words and actions   NEW YORK — The Tyler Clementi Foundation, which works to end bullying in schools, workplaces and faith communities, has secured a commitment by seven presidential candidates to stand up to bullying behavior and to show leadership

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Bullying doesn’t stop after high school. Talk to your child about finding help at college.

  Jane Clementi, Opinion contributor College should be a place of openness to new ideas. But my gay son Tyler was the victim of a horrible act of cyberbullying and he died by suicide. Whether it’s your oldest or your youngest, sending your child off to college is monumental. This transitional time is a whirlwind of

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TYLER CLEMENTI FOUNDATION RENEWS CALL TO END BULLYING ON #DAY1

PATRICK LAVERYAugust 12, 2019 Next month will mark nine years since Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi took his own life after learning a classmate live-streamed a sexual encounter he had with another man. As another school year begins, the foundation that carries Tyler’s legacy wants to stomp out bullying before it has a chance to

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WorldPride 2019: Here’s What to Know if You’re Heading to a Pride Celebration

by Jane Clementi Pride is a very special time of year for me: It has been a blessing and an honor to have participated in many Pride events and marches over the past 8 plus years. This year is especially significant for me because the Tyler Clementi Foundation will officially participate as a non-profit organization in the New

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Tyler Clementi Foundation To Be Honored By Gay Fellowship With Reading Of LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!

by BWW News Desk Jun. 14, 2019 The Tyler Clementi Foundation, which works to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities, will be honored at Moving with the Spirit, a dramatic performance and fundraiser organized by the Gay Fellowship at Blessed Sacrament Church. The event will be a celebration of New York City

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