The university said the Tyler Clementi Center will build programs to help people transition to college, and will also offer lectures and training on social media, youth suicide, bullying and other topics.
For years Alan Koch sat in different churches, listening to preachers talk about diversity and equality. They'd list race, gender, social status. He'd sit up in his chair, heart rate quickening, stomach fluttering -- this time, would he be included? Time after time the list stopped short of sexual orientation.
Openly gay Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns filed for re-election to a third full two-year term this week. Meanwhile, a gay candidate in Dallas formally launched his bid to give Big D its first openly LGBT councilmember in six years, as candidate filing began in May 11 municipal elections.
The D.C. Office of Human Rights presented a model citywide bullying prevention policy to Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) on Thursday, making the District one of the first cities in the nation to take such a broad approach to protecting young people from harassment.
The fate of Omaha's legal protections for gay and transgender residents won't be placed into voters' hands this spring. A church-led effort to repeal the ordinance did not gather enough signatures in time to launch a referendum immediately, organizers said Thursday.