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MPAA Changes Bully Rating to PG-13, Film Can be Screened in Schools

Following its initial theatrical release as an unrated feature, the documentary Bully has been given a rating of PG-13 from the Motion Picture Association of America, which will allow children under 17 to buy a ticket without parental permission and for the film to be screened in schools as an educational tool.

Jenna Talackova Calls for a More Inclusive Miss Universe Competition

Following the announcement that the Miss Universe Organization would allow transgender contestant Jenna Talackova to compete, and that GLAAD would be working with Miss Universe to open the pageant up to the trans community, Talackova says she wants pageant owner Donald Trump to make sure “no one else has to suffer the discrimination I have had to endure.”

VIDEO: Glee and Jersey Shore Stars, GLAAD, and The Weinstein Company Team Up for Anti-Bullying Videos

Glee stars Naya Rivera and Cory Montieth, along with the Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino, star in a new PSA series explaining what parents and kids can do to take a stand against bullying, and asking them to visit thebullyproject.com. The PSAs are being released in conjunction with the film Bully, which opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles tomorrow.

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