WRITTEN BY MICHAEL WESTMAN|  JUNE 21, 2022|  THE LENS, THINGS TO DO   On June 23, 2022, five LGBTQ icons will be added to the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The honor wall was inaugurated in 2019 in a partnership between the Imperial Court and the National LGBTQ Task Force. That […]

Mother Whose Son Died by Suicide After Cyberbullying on Anonymous Messaging Apps Commends Snap for Banning All Anonymous Messaging Apps and Calls on Other Companies to Do the Same

Press Release March 18, 2022   Today, Kristin Bride, mother of Carson Bride who died by suicide at age 16 after being bullied on anonymous messaging apps commended Snap Inc. (operator of Snapchat app) for making a decision to ban these features on the platform sought by teens. She calls on other tech companies to […]

Bayonne, Kearny hockey look to ‘fight ugly’ with charity benefit game

Updated: Dec. 09, 2021, 10:06 a.m. | Published: Dec. 09, 2021, 10:06 a.m.   Bayonne will wear special green ugly sweaters as part of its “Fight Ugly” benefit game against Kearny. By Jason Bernstein | NJ Advance Media for As a high school teacher and the head hockey coach at Bayonne, Steve Plancey sees sports as […]

Marin Voice: Shocking increase in suicide rates of gay youth deserves our attention

  By JAKE BIZZELL | June 9, 2021 at 12:02 p.m. During June, we celebrate diversity in Marin County, recognizing those in our community who identify as LGBTQ+. This time last year, we were reminded that gay bashing can happen even in our own backyard when a Fairfax transgender teen was taunted and verbally harassed. Now, after […]

LGBTQ rights activist Joshua Patel to help prevent bullying nationwide

By Arun Kumar February 18, 2021 10:43 am     Joshua Patel Indian American joins Tyler Clementi Foundation to expand its reach. Indian American LGBTQ rights activist Joshua Patel has been appointed as Director of Development at the Tyler Clementi Foundation with a mission to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities. “We […]

Women religious sign on to bishops’ statement supporting LGBTQ youth

Six women religious communities and a federation of congregations of women religious have added their support to a statement signed by bishops supporting LGBTQ youth. In January, “God Is on Your Side: A Statement from Catholic Bishops on Protecting LGBT Youth” was released on the website of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, a group that fights anti-LGBTQ […]

Joshua Patel Appointed as Director of Development at The Tyler Clementi Foundation

NEW YORK—The Tyler Clementi Foundation, whose mission is to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities, has appointed Joshua Patel as the organization’s Director of Development. Founder and CEO, Jane Clementi shared “We look forward to welcoming Josh to our team. Given today’s political climate paired with the emotional toll of […]

US bishops show their support for initiative to stop bullying of LGBT youth

    At least 10 US Catholic bishops have signed a statement supporting the Tyler Clementi Foundation in standing up for at-risk LGBT youth in the United States and speaking out against bullying directed at them. “As we see in the Gospels, Jesus Christ taught love, mercy and welcome for all people, especially for those […]