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The Case Against Tyler Clementi's Roommate Continues.

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We hardly see how this is relevant to the matter at hand, but whatevs!

As the case against 19-year-old Dharun Ravi, who is accused with crimes including bias intimidation for his role in the suicide of Tyler Clementi, continues, his lawyer, Steven Altman, is requesting that prosecutors hand over a hand-written note from the victim, as well as files from his computer, that could show his state of mind and help his roommate get off the hook!

Obviously, the prosecutors have argued that this information isn't relevant, and Judge Glenn Berman is now reviewing it in his chambers, with a ruling expected on Thursday.

Regardless of this poor kid's mental state, the fact of the matter is this young man still terrorized him by violating his privacy and airing it on the internet. He needs to be held accountable for these cruel and inappropriate actions.

May Tyler R.I.P.

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Jamey Rodemeyer Inspired Zachary Quinto To Come Out!

Jamey Rodemeyer Inspired Zachary Quinto To Come Out

We couldn't be more proud of him.

Zachary Quinto only just announced yesterday that he is, in fact, a gay man, and took to his blog not only discuss how Jamey Rodemeyer, the young teen who killed himself only months after filming a video for the It Gets Better project, influenced his decision to go public, but also continue the worldwide fight to end bigotry and homophobia!

He writes:

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Jamey Rodemeyer's Sister Appears On Anderson 360

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We can't even begin to imagine what this poor girl must be going through.

Which makes her all the more courageous and unbelievably strong to be able to stand up in front of the nation and speak out on behalf of a cause that NEEDS OUR ATTENTION.

Only nine days after 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer took his own life after years of relentless bullying for his sexuality, his older sister, high school student Alyssa, bravely appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss the nonstop torment her brother endured at the hands at some of his peers, even on the day of his wake, and to continue spreading the message that this kind of harassment needs to be made illegal!

Check out her powerful words, as well as those of bullying expert Rosalind Wiseman (above)!

Wiseman is completely right when she says:

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College Scholarship Created In Honor Of Tyler Clementi.

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Wow. It's nice to see that something positive could come out of such a heartbreaking, sad and unnecessary loss of life.

The Point Foundation has reportedly created a college scholarship in memory of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who tragically took his own life last year after he was secretly filmed by his roommate being intimate with another man.

According to the press release:

“The Tyler Clementi Point Scholarship was created with the cooperation of Clementi’s parents, Joe and Jane, to honor his memory and further the efforts to end the bullying that many LGBT youth face within educational environments. The organization has set aside funds for the scholarship, while allowing the public and current Point supporters to donate in Clementi’s name online at www.pointfoundation.org or by calling 866-33-POINT (76468).”

Clementi's parents add:

"Our son Tyler was a kind and gentle young man who enjoyed helping people. This scholarship will help college students and it will raise awareness of young people who are subject to abuse through malicious bullying — and so it will help people in Tyler's memory. We are happy to be supportive of Point Foundation and we thank them for establishing this scholarship.”

The scholarship will cover tuition, room and board, school supplies, and will be awarded to LGBT students.

Hopefully this can bring the help, guidance, and resources to other young people that Tyler unfortunately didn't have, as well as keep his memory alive and honored.

Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones during what we're sure is still a very difficult time.

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So Sad

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When you hear the facts straight up like this, it truly is devastating.

Check out (above) a CNN interview with Dan Savage, the creator of the 'It Gets Better' campaign, in which he discusses the reality that the LGBT community is the most targeted minority for violent acts and discrimination, and what he thinks needs to be done to help the escalating situation!

We agree with everything he has to say!

We are HUMAN BEINGS, and we deserve the same rights as EVERYONE ELSE!

The time for change is NOW.

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