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Gay Suicide

Lesbian Couple Cheered By High School After Winning Right To Be Homecoming Couple

AP | CHRIS WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

CHAMPLIN, Minn. — Two lesbian high school students who fought for the right to walk together as part of a royalty court made their entrances Mon...

Marie Osmond: 'My Son Was Not Gay' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Nearly nine months after her son's tragic death by suicide, Marie Osmond is finally opening up about her loss. Osmond's 18-year-old son, Michael Blosi...

Top 10 Religion And Politics Research Findings Of 2010

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Nearly 6-in-10 Americans affirm American exceptionalism that God has granted America a special role in human history. Those affirming this view are more likely to support military interventions and to say torture is sometimes justified.

No More Numbing Down: Fostering Love Over Suicide

Gerit Quealy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gerit Quealy

Love fosters empathy, and empathy lessens bullying, and fewer bullies means more people working together in caring and kindness rather than calloused and cruel myrmidons, toward equality.

Gay Teen Graeme Taylor Speaks Out For Suspended Mich. Teacher

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In honor of Anti-Bullying Day, Howell High School teacher Jay McDowell donned a purple shirt to show his solidarity with struggling gay teens after a ...

Glee's Gay Suicide PSA: It Got Worse

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Leah Anthony Libresco

Popular TV show Glee has had a tendency to go off the rails when it tackles serious issues. The show's irreverent, ironic tone had led them to strike...

Tenor Nick Phan Speaks Out

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

I frequently visit the blog of tenor Nick Phan, a friend who happens to be an exceptional and quite eloquent singer.

Michelle Obama On Bullying: Adults Need To Set Example

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says adults can address the problem of bullying if they lead by example. "Kids will follow our lead. They will foll...

See No Race, See No Gay

Kira Hudson Banks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kira Hudson Banks

Co-written with Nestor L. Lopez-Duran PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Pssst...... Refusing to acknowledge diffe...

The Relationship Between Gay Suicides, Bullying and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

Despite a groundswell of support from the public to stop young people from taking their lives, the ongoing sanctioning by our government of lesser treatment for gay people is clearly missing from the dialogue.

New Data Finds 1 In 6 American Children Bullied

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

According to new data, one in six American children report being bullied in school. The information was announced by the Olweus Bullying Prevention P...

Christians and Bullying: Standing With Gays and Lesbians

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is disagreement within the Christian community when it comes to issues of human sexuality. But, there should be a united front against all who would disrespect anyone created in the image of God.

Responding To Gay Suicides: What Teens Can Do

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

Whether you're an ally or LGBT yourself, wherever you find yourself, you can make a difference, bit by bit, like the force of water eroding a stone.

1975: Clela Rorex Issues America's First Same-Sex Marriage License (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

As a child of the turbulent sixties, I was convinced time promised a better tomorrow. Through assassinations and a bloody war, bold Americans lear...

Dan Savage: Gay Teens Need to Know it Gets Better

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Sex advice columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage began the "It Gets Better Project" after hearing of the September suicide of 15-year-old Billy Lucas in Greensburg, Ind.

Defying Gravitas -- Season of the Witch

Martin Maidenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Maidenberg

These ghastly candidates all profess their love for this country at all costs, maligning their way through elections, campaigning on ego, aggression and "sameness," ("I AM YOU"), rather than on ability.

The Bullying Years: A Survival Guide for Gay Kids

Gary Cohan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Cohan

Stay tough, stay hopeful, stay healthy and stay alive because, I promise you -- as a gay man, a medical doctor and, most importantly, as a survivor -- it absolutely does get better.

Combating Gay Teen Suicide: What Parents Can Do

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

I know that many parents find it difficult to discuss sexuality with their teens, but discussion is crucial if we want our teens to develop good self-esteem, embrace their own differences, and accept what is different in others.

For Gay Youths, Middle School Can Be Toughest Time

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

NEW YORK — By the time she was in eighth grade, Rory Mann was so aware of the differences between her and other students that she couldn't bear ...

It Will Get Better: Speaking out on Gay Suicides

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Cultures evolve slowly, and sometimes laws change suddenly, but not soon enough for those who have already died.

'A Prayer When I Feel Hated': Helping Prevent Gay Teen Suicide

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

The Christian community must reach out more compassionately to gay and lesbian youths. Here is a prayer I composed for all who feel excluded, rejected, marginalized, shamed or made fun of, in any way or place, religious or otherwise.

Tyler Clementi's Death: We're All Part Of The Problem

Gareth Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gareth Higgins

On the basis of what we know thus far, I think we can guess this: Tyler Clementi died as a direct result of a culture of sexual shame in which institutionalized religion is the major investor.

God Believes in Glee, Loves Gays

Rebecca Macatee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rebecca Macatee

On this week's episode of Glee it was Kurt's poignant, pained reaction to religion that, as a person of faith, troubled me deeply.

The Death of Privacy and the Death of Tyler Clementi

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Tyler Clementi isn't dead because he was gay. Yes, he had his personal life splashed all over the internet because was gay. But this doesn't explain why his tormentors felt no compunction about violating his privacy in such an egregious and cruel manner.

Suffering in Silence

Kevin DeSoto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kevin DeSoto

I challenge the world to start calling "bullying" what it really is: abuse.