Bullying

#SpiritDay: 19 Days of Action to stand up to bullying - Day 2

This year, GLAAD is counting down to Spirit Day with 19 Days of Action – quick and easy steps you can take each day to help stand up to bullying. Find out how you can take a stand against bullying and show your support for LGBT youth.
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#SpiritDay: 19 Days of Action to Stand Up to Bullying - Day 1

This year, GLAAD is counting down to Spirit Day with 19 Days of Action – quick and easy steps you can take each day to help stand up to bullying. Find out how you can take a stand against bullying and show your support for LGBT youth.

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September 5, 2012

Dynasty Young Sues School District after Being Expelled

Indiana gay teen Dynasty Young files a lawsuit against local school district for failing to protect him from anti-gay bullying.
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September 5, 2012

GLSEN 2011 National School Climate Survey: Improvement, but still more progress needed

GLSEN released its 2011 National School Climate Survey today, and, while LGBT students are faring better than they have in the past, there is still a lot of room for improvement.

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June 6, 2012

Vote for Spirit Day Founder Brittany McMillan in Seventeen's Pretty Amazing Contest

Spirit Day Founder Brittany McMillan is pretty amazing. If you think so, too, vote now to help get Brittany on the cover of Seventeen’s October issue and receive a $20,000 scholarship.
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National Organizations Respond to the Expulsion of Bullied Gay Teen Dynasty Young

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network and the Indiana Youth Group (IYG) are among the organizations that have expressed their support for 17 year old Dynasty Young, the bullied gay teen from Indiana who's been expelled for using an electrical self-protection device as a way of protecting himself against physical violence.
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VIDEOS: Dynasty Young and His Mother Speak with Good Morning America, CNN & MSNBC

Following GLAAD media training, Dynasty Young and his mother, Chelisa Grimes, have shared their story on Good Morning America, CNN and MSNBC. GLAAD staff have also been working closely with local and national media outlets to ensure that this story is told in an accurate and thoughtful way.
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GLAAD Working with Indiana Gay Teen Facing Expulsion for Protecting Himself

On Thursday we shared with you the story of Dynasty Young, the openly gay high-school student who's now facing expulsion after using an electrical self-protection device in response to severe bullying. In order for media coverage of this story to meet fair, accurate and inclusive journalistic standards, several important questions need to be raised.

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Powerful Anti-Bullying Message Graces Front Page of Iowa Newspaper

In a rare and poignant display of outspoken advocacy, Iowa's Sioux City Journal devoted the entire front page of its popular Sunday edition to a powerful anti-bullying message (and image).

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Video: Glee's Max Adler and Grant Gustin introduce Rodemeyer family at #glaadawards

Max Adler and Grant Gustin took the stage at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday to introduce Tim, Tracy and Alyssa Rodemeyer, the family of Jamey Rodemeyer, who died by suicide last September.
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