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Not Just A Gay Issue! Another Bullied Teen Commits Suicide

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All the more reason that this needs EVERYONE'S attention. This is not just a gay issue.

A Pennsylvania teenager killed herself Saturday night, and now her parents are speaking about about the tragedy, and claim that bullying is to blame for her death.

Tiffani Maxwell was apparently bullied so badly that fellow students falsely told teachers that they saw her do drugs, which resulted in her expulsion from school last week!

Mother Sandy reveals that in the wake of this awful loss, she and husband Shane are starting an on-line campaign to raise awareness about peer pressure and bullying, which 77% of students in the country have admitted to have been victim.

Sandy explains:

"She got text messages, saying 'Tiffani you're in rehab.' 'You're on drugs.' Even if it saves one kid … just remember there are family members behind you and that tomorrow will be better."

And Shane concludes:

“Just don’t bully people. What’s the sense of it. Put yourself in their shoes.”

Such true, and undervalued, words.

NOBODY should feel as though they have no one supporting them, and it's our job to ensure that the country's youth understand that no matter how alone, or how ganged up on, that they feel, there are people who understand and want to listen.

No more unnecessary deaths! It's time to end BULLYING once and for all!

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Parents Of Deceased Gay Teen To Sue Rutgers Over Suicide

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tyler clementis parents to sue rutgers

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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Another Gay Teen Commits Suicide!

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Another young life unnecessarily lost.

Corey Jackson, a gay student at Oakland University in Michigan, was found dead yesterday after reportedly committing suicide. The poor boy was a sophomore at the school, 19-years-old, and reportedly was not a victim of bullying by his peers.

However, the campus police found Corey in a wooded area behind the school grounds. The medical examiner confirmed his death was a suicide by hanging.

So incredibly tragic.

The school's president, Gary Russi, issued the following letter of support to the students and to encourage them to honor Corey's memory:

“Any death in the campus community diminishes us all. We know there will be no quick antidote for the pain that Corey’s sudden death has caused, and that only time can heal the sorrow felt by his family and friends. In our mourning, I am hopeful that we will not focus on the manner of Corey’s death, but rather celebrate the life he lived and the people he touched.

Reassuringly, this spirit of community is already evident. Corey’s family and friends gathered in Van Wagoner Hall (Tuesday evening) to talk about Corey’s death and to comfort each other. At 10 p.m. this evening, those who loved and befriended Corey will gather again to celebrate his life on the bridge that crosses Bear Lake.

I encourage all in the campus community to come together and comfort those who need our support at this sad time. I’d also like to share that Graham Health Center is prepared to provide counseling to anyone who feels the need to talk about their feelings or manage their grief.

I’m confident that those who knew and loved Corey will miss him and cherish his memory. I know, too, that we as a campus community will keep his family and closest friends in our thoughts and prayers.”

This just breaks our hearts. We wish he'd known he'd had this kind of support behind him, so perhaps he didn't feel so alone and like he needed to end his beautiful, young life.

So upsetting.

We send our condolence to his family and friends, who are surely feeling his loss today.

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Yet Another Reason We Were Always In Favor Of Hillary Clinton Over Barack Obama!

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Where is the President's message???

Still waiting for that!

In the meantime….

Check out this very inspiring "It Gets Better message from the Secretary Of State (above).

Hillary 2012!

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Margaret Cho Makes A Video For Gay Youth

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It gets better!

Check out the message from the comedian (above)!

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