Topics :: bullying

Settlement Reached in Boy’s Suicide After Bullying

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
The mother of a Central California teenager who committed suicide after years of anti-gay bullying has reached a $750,000 settlement with her son’s school district.

Calif. Mayor Says Bullying Victims Need to ’Grow a Pair’

Monday May 19, 2014
A Central California mayor’s remarks that bullying victims should toughen up and defend themselves has sparked anger among some city officials and gay rights advocates.

Nevada School Shooter Leaves 2 Suicide Notes, Says He was Called ’Gay’

Wednesday May 14, 2014
After seventh months and an exhaustive police investigation authorities on Tuesday released an in-depth report about the 2013 Nevada shooting that painted a picture of bullying, depression and a normal school day turning violent in the matter of minutes.

Massachusetts Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill

Thursday Apr 24, 2014
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to build on the state’s 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

Mass. Senate Passes Updates to Anti-Bullying Law

Sunday Mar 23, 2014
The Massachusetts Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill designed to build on the state’s 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

NC Boy’s ’My Little Pony’ Backpack Sparks Bullying Controversy

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
A 9-year-old boy from North Carolina is making national headlines Tuesday after officials from his school allegedly told him that he shouldn’t wear a "My Little Pony" backpack because it is a "trigger for bullying."

Minn. Gay Rights Groups Turn Attention To Bullying

By Patrick Condon | Sunday Mar 2, 2014
Long before gay rights activists in Minnesota launched a successful campaign to legalize same-sex marriage, they were aiming for another high-profile goal: a state law protecting children from school bullies.

Fla. Student Suspended for Defending Gay Student in Attack

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 10, 2014
A Florida high school student was suspended last week for 10 days after defending an openly gay student who was being bullied and assaulted - even though the alleged attacker has been charged with battery.

11-Year-Old Bullied For Being A Brony Fights for Life After Suicide Attempt

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
An 11-year-old boy is fighting for his life after attempting suicide when kids called him gay for being a Brony.

UPDATE: Trans Teen Case Advances, May Move Out of Courts

By David Perry | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
The case of Jewlyes Gutierrez, the 16-year-old Bay Area trans woman whose charge of aggravated battery after defending herself from a bully last November, continues to move through the court system and toward a pre-trial conference scheduled for Feb. 5.