Tag Archives: Bullying

Gay, lesbian, bisexual youth more at risk, federal study finds

Gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to be at increased risk for unhealthy behaviors, such as alcohol and drug use, risky sexual behaviors, and attempting suicide, according to a groundbreaking new federal study.

Jennings leaving, but says White House commitment stays

Kevin Jennings, the openly gay head of the federal office that manages its largest safe-schools and anti-bullying programs, will be leaving the U.S. Department of Education next month. But he said President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan remain

Fighting without funds: Federal money pulls out of the war on bullying

When Congress and the White House worked out their differences in early April concerning the Fiscal Year 2011 budget, it was clear that some programs important to the LGBT community would take a hit. But the consequences of their final

New study shows that before things “get better,” there are consequences

A popular anti-bullying campaign has been telling bullied teens "it gets better"--but the effects of past bullying often linger, according to new research.

Back in Congress: Bills against bullies

Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez on April 15 re-introduced legislation to address bullying and harassment of LGBT students, among others. “No student should ever be afraid to come to school because they are being intimidated by bullies,” said Rep. Sánchez. “Every

White House Calls for Coordinated Anti-Bullying Efforts

The White House held a high-visibility conference on bullying prevention March 10, with the President and First Lady calling on parents, teachers, students, and communities to address the problem together.

Student anti-bullying, non-discrimination bills face uncertain path

Members of Congress are introducing a flurry of bills this week designed to address bullying and harassment of students, including LGBT students, and timed to coincide with a major White House conference on bullying prevention March 10.

National LGBT youth suicide prevention task force and grants announced

The federally supported National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (NAASP) on December 30 officially announced a task force dedicated to suicide prevention among LGBT youth.

Keen News Service Podcast, 10/29/2010

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Congressional Caucus to HHS: Do more to address LGBT youth suicides

Leaders of the U.S. House’s LGBT Equality Caucus called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tuesday to do more to stop suicides among LGBT youth, calling the suicides "a serious public health problem which cannot wait."