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April 18th, 2011

Gay Legislators Take Hard Line on Bullying
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Gay-Legislators-Take-Hard-Line-on-Bullying-120127384.html
Tom Ammiano and Mark Leno, known for years for their rivalry, are working together on the passage of bills that would make schools safer for queer youth.

Assemblyman Wants To Make Being Mean On The Internet Illegal
http://gothamist.com/2011/04/18/assemblyman_wants_to_make_being_mea.php
Assemblyman Micah Kellner wants to introduce a bill that would make cyberbullying illegal. The bill would make "digital impersonation for the purposes of harming, threatening or defrauding another person" a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.

Social environment linked to gay teen suicide risk
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/18/us-gay-teen-suicide-idUSTRE73H1GV20110418?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews&ca=rsstmb
(Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are five times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers - but those living in a supportive community might be a little better off, according to a new study.

Three teens threaten New London boy
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_london_cty/three-teens-threaten-new-london-boy
New London, Conn (WTNH) - Three teenagers are under arrest after allegedly holding a 12-year-old boy against his will and threatening to shoot him with BB guns.

Gay Litchfield Park student seeks help from Surprise-based group for bullying issues
http://www.azcentral.com/community/westvalley/articles/2011/04/18/20110418litchfield-park-gay-student-bullying.html
Many children are teased, but imagine being verbally harassed on a daily basis in middle school. A Wigwam Creek Middle School student says that's what happened to him because he is gay.


 

 




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