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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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Rutgers To Try New Gender Neutral Housing Program!

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This is pretty fab!

Rutgers University New Brunswick campus is going to try a gender neutral housing program for three dorms to help spread equality!

We're sure some people will have a problem with this, but the reasoning is so pure!

Here's what it's about:

Starting this fall, gay, lesbian and transgender students at Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus can choose either male or female roommates under the pilot program.

Heterosexual students will also be permitted to live in rooms with students of the opposite sex. Men and women will share bathrooms.

So great! This is DEF a way to make people feel more comfortable and welcomed!

And hey, if people have a problem with it they can go live in the usual type of housing elsewhere on campus! The new initiative isn't replacing all standard housing.

We're curious to see how this works! We bet it'll be great!

We wish you the best Rutgers, and your students!! We're so excited for you guys!

Thoughts??

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Parents Of Deceased Gay Teen To Sue Rutgers Over Suicide

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As a result of the suicide of gay Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, the state of New Jersey passed the "Anti-Bullying Bill Of Rights."

Despite this, Clementi's parents are planning on suing the University, although Rutgers claims that his death is not their responsibility.

According to a notice from Clementi's parents' lawyer, Rutgers failed to protect Tyler from "unlawful or otherwise improper acts" by two of his classmates, who spurred his decision to jump off the George Washington Bridge after they broadcast a video of him having sex over the Internet.

Damages that Clementi's parents are listing in the suit include pain and suffering, loss of companionship and support, and financial costs.

Here's what Rutgers spokesman E.J. Miranda had to say about the situation:

"We at the university share the family's sense of loss of their son, who was a member of our community. We also recognize that a grieving family may question whether someone or some institution could somehow have responsibility for their son's death. While the university understands this reaction, the university is not responsible for Tyler Clementi's suicide."

According to a statement made by Clementi's family, "a decision as to whether to file suit against Rutgers University in the future has not been made."

Guess we'll see what the family decides to do.

This is an awful situation, and it continues to upset us that this happened in the first place.

We hope the Clementi family is able to find peace over time, one way or another.

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A FOURTH Suicide! Gay 19 Y.O. College Student Kills Himself After Hidden Camera Broadcasts Him Having Sex Over The Internet

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This is possibly one of the most horrific things we've heard in quite some time.

Tyler Clementi, a gay freshman at Rutgers University, has taken his life by jumping off of the George Washington Bridge last week after two classmates secretly filmed him having sex and then broadcast it over the internet.

Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei have each been charged with two counts of invasion of privacy, and could face up to five years in prison if convicted on a third degree offense.

Worse yet, Ravi is being charged with two additional counts of invasion of privacy, because he apparently attempted to film AGAIN two days later!

Check out (above) a news report on the incident before the student's death.

Absolutely vile. We can't even begin to imagine how this poor teen must have felt.

Why anyone would do that to someone else is beyond us.

Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and loved ones. We can't even begin to express how grief-stricken we are from hearing about this awful, unnecessary tragedy.

Four teenage boys dead in 3 weeks!!!!

ENOUGH is ENOUGH! These tragedies need to stop!

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