"A New York woman whose seventh-grade son committed suicide a year ago after being bullied by schoolmates is suing the city, alleging nothing was done to stop the abuse." Read full story here.
Daniel Radcliffe was honored with the Trevor Project Hero Award and dedicated it to "the real heroes," who he says "are the people who are staffing those call centers and picking up the phones, saving lives every single day." Read "Daniel Radcliffe Accepts Hero Award, Dedicates It to Suicide Prevention Volunteers."
"According to a new survey, the majority of gay students in Minnesota have experienced some form of harassment in school." Read full story at "1 in 5 Gay Minn. Students Has Been Bullied."
It'd be nice to see the rest of the nation follow California's lead. On the other hand, if you want to make gay teens feel welcome in California, how about getting rid of Proposition Hate? Read full article here.
This is an interesting and thought-provoking article from the Advocate, which ultimately argues that there are better alternatives for schools to following in dealing with bullying. While thought-provoking, I can say for a fact that most of the alternatives proposed would never be accepted in my school district. Read full article here.
Despite a high-profile teen suicide, by a bullied gay teen, lawmakers fail to take the problem seriously. Read full article here.
Dan Savage, founder of the "It Gets Better" campaign, talks about anti-gay bullying and gay teen suicide. Read interview here.
Friends and family gathered in Norman, Okla., last Friday to plant a tree for Zack Harrington, the gay teenager who committed suicide last fall. The family has ordered a bench to be placed in the park with the tree. Read full story here.
Jay Jordan Hawke is author of the Two-spirit Chronicles, which includes: Pukawiss the Outcast, A Scout is Brave, and Onwaachige the Dreamer.