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Chloë Grace Moretz Opens Up About Her Brothers Struggling To Come Out & The Horrible Reactions They Got That Angered Her

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Chloë Grace Moretz's fight for equality hits close to home.

In Nylon magazine's December/January cover story, the 18-year-old shared her very mature opinion on sexual orientation and the childhood discrimination her two brothers faced for being gay.

The Carrie starlet was a preteen when her older brothers Trevor and Colin came out:

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That Teen Who Defended A Blind Classmate From Being Beaten By A Bully? His High School Just Suspended Him!

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UPDATE 6:34 PM EST: Contrary to initial reports, the teen who punched the first attacker did not receive any kind of punishment for stepping in and defending his classmate. Additionally, the student voluntarily left the football team at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, and was never even on this semester's roster.


You may have seen the viral video already.

When a student at Huntington Beach High School in southern California began punching another student — who was blind — a third student came to the rescue and delivered an incredible example of schoolyard justice!

Related: This Is The Craziest High School Football Play You'll Ever See!

It all started when a bully ran up to the blind student and started harassing and punching him — leaving the blind child virtually unable to defend himself from the unprovoked attack.

Then, seemingly out of nowhere, another kid swooped in with a knockout punch — right to the side of the bully's head!

Check out the viral video of the incident, complete with bleeped-out cursing and more (below):

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Margaret Cho Opens Up About The Sexual Abuse She Received As A Child: Told By Bullies 'You Deserve To Be Raped'

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This is so incredibly sad!

In a recent interview with Billboard Magazine, Margaret Cho reveals she was sexually abused as a child.

Between the ages of five and 12, the comedienne says she was molested by a close family friend.

[ Related: Margaret Cho Mocks Giuliana Rancic On Fashion Police! ]

The 46-year-old confessed:

"I had a very long-term relationship with this abuser, which is a horrible thing to say… "I didn't even understand it was abuse, because I was too young to know. I endured it so many times, especially because I was alone a lot."

When she was 14, the San Francisco-native was raped by a second family friend.

"I was raped continuously through my teenage years, and I didn't know how to stop it. It was also an era where young girls were being sexualized… For me, I think I had been sexually abused so much in my life that it was hard for me to let go of anger, forgive or understand what happened."

What made it worse was that she could not seek solace in her high school classmates, who only used this as a way to bully her.

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#Kleanse Spotlight: 15-Year-Old Trisha Prabhu Develops An App That Looks To End Cyberbullying!

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Trisha Prabhu is tackling cyberbullying head on!

It's hard to remember what exactly we we're doing when we were just 15 years old, but we're willing to wager it wasn't nearly as inspirational as this!!

With everyone connecting via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, cyberbullying is a pretty huge issue these days — ESPECIALLY in high schools!

[ Related: A Teen With A Rare Skin Condition Has Amazing & INSPIRING Self Confidence! ]

But Trisha Prabhu is doing everything she can to make the Internet a friendlier place with a little app she developed called ReThink!

By connecting to all of your social media apps on your mobile device, ReThink is able to keep track of any outgoing messages or possible posts and asks users to reconsider sending anything out if it detects harmful or offensive language!

As a high schooler, this issue clearly hit close to home for Trisha. But she says she was really inspired when she heard the story of a teen who took her own life after being the victim of cyberbullying:

"How can a girl younger than myself be pushed to take her own life? I was shocked, heartbroken and angry to learn about this incident and set out to find a long-term solution to cyberbullying. I knew I had to do something to stop this from ever happening again."

While not all victims claim their own lives, the numbers are pretty staggering when it comes to teens dealing with depression and anxiety due to cyberbullying.

Trisha goes on to say:

"Research shows that over 50% of adolescents online are cyberbullied, 38% suffer from suicidal tendencies. Victims suffer from depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, and are afraid to go to school the following day."

The app is currently available on the Google Play store and should be available to Apple devices soon, but the early reviews are already great!

In fact, Trisha says ReThink users have reconsidered sending harmful messages about 93% of the time!

The 15-year-old has already won a handful of awards for her innovative app and she's rubbed shoulders with some pretty interesting people (above), and we have a feeling this wont be the last we hear from her!

[Image via Twitter.]

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#Kleanse: Celebrities Who Took A Stand Against Body Shamers!

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These celebs won't let nasty body shamers get them down!

While being in the public eye can be a lot of fun because you get to travel and wear fabulous designer clothing, one MAJOR downfall can be all that damn scrutiny.

And nothing is more scrutinized by people than the way a person looks, more specifically what their body is looking like.

But Hollywood's hottest stars aren't putting up with the body shaming anymore! From beautifully bodied Demi Lovato to curved up Amber Rose, body shamers don't stand a chance!

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[Images via WENN.]

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