Tyler Clementi Foundation’s Jane Clementi to Participate in Speaker Series Nov. 14

Jane Clementi, who lost her son Tyler to suicide after he became the victim of homophobic cyber bullying, will talk about her Tyler Clementi Foundation “Upstander” program as part of the Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series on Wednesday, Nov. 14, beginning at 7:30 pm at Temple B’nai Shalom at 15 Fern Road in East

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Mother of bullying victim urges Moravia High School students to be compassionate

MORAVIA — Jane Clementi remembers her son Tyler’s smile. Jane told Moravia High School students Wednesday morning that Tyler was a caring person and a talented violinist who had a passion for learning about different things. Despite that “radiant smile” she saw every morning, she said, Tyler had hidden his sexuality from her, which she said

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Losing My Gay Son To Suicide Changed The Way I View My Christian Faith

By Jane Clementi Like all my children, my son Tyler had red hair. Red hair is pretty rare ― only around 2 percent of the world’s population is born with it. In fact, Tyler was born with many of my traits. Everywhere I go, people tell me how much he looked like me. There were

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Southern Baptists denounced racism; do the same for anti-LGBTQ bullying

Hate the sin, love the sinner. This might be worthy advice for moral people, enjoining them to see others compassionately even in their errors, if not for the fact that what is considered sinful has changed with time. While they have kept 10 of the original commandments, Christians have largely left behind the Old Testament

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Foundation named after cyberbullied Rutgers student helps teens take a stand

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  – October is National Bullying Prevention month and a national foundation, inspired by a cyberbullied Rutgers University student who took his own life, is working to help teens across the country take a stand against bullying. The Tyler Clementi Foundation is asking students across the country to take the Upstander’s Pledgeto end bullying everywhere. 

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Matthew Shepard Will Be Laid To Rest At Washington National Cathedral

Among those to praise the news that Matthew’s ashes will be interred at the Cathedral was Tyler Clementi Foundation co-founder Jane Clementi. Her son, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in 2010 after a roommate broadcast images of him kissing another man online.  “It is heartening to see the Christian community at [the] Cathedral embrace the Shepard

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National Coming Out Day celebrates its 30th anniversary

Jane Clementi, co-founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, whose son Tyler committed suicide after he became the victim of homophobic cyberbullying, released her own statement in honor of the day. “Coming Out Day should be a day of celebration; a day when LGBTQ people are able to publicly and confidently share who they are and who they love. But

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Making religious communities safe for LGBTQ kids

(RNS) — Eight years ago this Saturday, my son, Tyler Clementi, died by suicide after vicious cyberbullying at Rutgers University because of his sexual orientation. He was 18 years old. Tyler was not the first gay youth to die after cruel attacks by peers, and sadly, he wasn’t the last. Study after study continues to

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Study: Youth suicide rates highest among trans men

Transgender youth attempt suicide at much higher rates than other cisgender adolescents, suggests a new study in the September issue of Pediatrics, a journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. LGBT advocates and organizations are not surprised by the study and say it only reaffirms what, anecdotally, has been known for years. View Full Story

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Community collaboration required to end bullying

As children return to the classroom they are met with many challenges. One of the most difficult they face is bullying. According to the Tyler Clementi Foundation, bullying is defined as any unwanted and harmful verbal, physical, psychological, sexual or social act committed by an individual or group. Stopbullying.gov reports that 1 in 7 students

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