Tag Archives: suicide

Speed Read: Aiken wins in N.C.

Openly gay American Idol star Clay Aiken appeared to have won the Democratic primary last night for a U.S. House seat from North Carolina. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says in Vanity Fair that Rutgers student Tyler Clementi's suicide

Speed Read: Friday 11 October 2013

New Jersey judge rejects state request to stay her order to allow same-sex couples to marry; but, state seeks emergency appeal. Pennsylvania governor wants out as defendant in marriage lawsuit. Right-wing presidential hopefuls and anti-gay crusaders convene today in Washington,

Judge hands Rutgers web cam student 30 days for ‘colossal insensitivity’

A New Jersey state judge Monday (May 21) sentenced the Rutgers student convicted of a bias crime in relation to the suicide death of his gay dorm roommate to 30 days in jail, 300 hours of community service, and a

Rutgers spy cam verdict: Guilty

A jury in New Jersey has found Rutgers student Dharun Ravi guilty of a hate crime against his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi, for using a web cam to spy on Clementi’s intimate encounters with another man. The jury also found

DOJ, NCLR win improvements to school

The National Center for Lesbian Rights joined with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Tuesday in an agreement with a Minnesota school district to take steps to prevent harassment of students who do not conform to gender stereotypes.

LGBT suicide prevention conference shows local and national collaboration

Although there has been research dating back to the early 1970s on LGBT suicide risk, it wasn’t widely used by mainstream researchers or mental health care practitioners specializing in suicide prevention, said the director of prevention projects for the American

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.

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.

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.

Feds support new national LGBT youth suicide prevention task force

A national task force dedicated to suicide prevention among LGBT youth will be part of the new National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a public-private partnership supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.