Introduction of Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Reduce Bullying

Murray, Baldwin, Pocan Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Reduce Bullying and Harassment at Colleges and Universities Across the Country One in five college students are victims of cyberbullying, and LGBTQ students are nearly twice as likely to be harassed than their peers | Legislation would require colleges and universities to establish policies to … More Introduction of Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Reduce Bullying

The Trump family separation policy death toll

Tragedy Strikes and Outrage Mounts Over the Trump Administration’s Cruelty Link: http://bit.ly/2HEzDts Over the weekend, Nick Miroff of the Washington Post reported on the devastating story of Marco Antonio Muñoz, a Honduran father who was evidently so distraught about being separated from his wife and child as a result of the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” … More The Trump family separation policy death toll

Appeal by Family After Trans Teen Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255 Call for acceptance: “Remember how loving and passionate an activist Jai was…. Together we can make this world safer and softer for youth like Jai by treating everyone we meet with dignity and respect no matter how different they may appear.” After Bakersfield police confirmed that search crews found the body … More Appeal by Family After Trans Teen Suicide

Human Rights News You Will Not See in U.S. Press

Indian women die, seriously injured, after mass sterilization drive   Human Rights, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS news making the headlines that you probably will not read anywhere in the USA news – with thanks to the good people at SAfAIDS for their “Zero Tolerance for Homophobia” campaign: Being a sex worker doesn’t give you the right … More Human Rights News You Will Not See in U.S. Press

Russia Charges Critical Teen Project Under the Anti-Gay Propoganda Laws

Russian teen project gives affirming support and advice to LGBT youth and at risk of closure Melanie Nathan, February 11, 2014. While athletes, and the world celebrate Sochi together with Valdimir Putin, Russian Teens are at great risk. These current charges show just how bad the new Anti-gay law is in Russia. These laws, now … More Russia Charges Critical Teen Project Under the Anti-Gay Propoganda Laws

20 year old Azerbaijan LGBT activist commits suicide

Suicide note : “I blame you all for my death. This world is not colorful enough for my colors.” By Cathy Kristofferson, January 22, 2014 This morning I saw tweets that the 20 year old head of Azerbaijan’s LGBT organization had committed suicide. Isa Shahmarli was the chairman of the Azad LGBT (Free Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, … More 20 year old Azerbaijan LGBT activist commits suicide

Co-founder of ACT-UP Commits Suicide

Posted by Melanie Nathan, January 06, 2014. Michael Petrelis, LGBT activist from gays without Borders, Blogger on Petrelis Files and one of the original ACT-UP co-founders, reports this heartbreaking story on his blog today. Carl Goodman, one of the original ACT-UP co-founders committed suicide in Rhode Island yesterday. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Mario, … More Co-founder of ACT-UP Commits Suicide

The critical intent of the person behind the Porterville Proclamation

A question never considered is now finally addressed by the person who advocated for the Porterville LGBT Pride Proclamation By Melanie Nathan, July 23, 2013. Brock Neeley (Pictured right) and his husband were the first same-sex male couple to marry in Tulare County, and Neeley was the person who first approached the Mayor of Porterville, Mayor … More The critical intent of the person behind the Porterville Proclamation

Gay binational couple commit suicide within a week of each other

The suicide of this couple should be blamed squarely on the laws of the United States that specifically excludes gay spouses  By Melanie Nathan, March 11, 2013. Wilfried Knight may be remembered as yet another adult industry porn star who happened to commit suicide; but there is much more and so that is not the … More Gay binational couple commit suicide within a week of each other

Facebook homophobia bullying may have resulted in Italian 15 year old’s suicide

“They crucified him like Jesus: now I want justice.” Mother of Andrea By Melanie Nathan, November 23, 2012. Outrage is building as a community of grief stricken LGBT Romans in Italy are trying to come to  grips with the suicide of a young Italian. His name was Andrea and he was only was 15 when … More Facebook homophobia bullying may have resulted in Italian 15 year old’s suicide

Groundbreaking Documentary Looks at Depression in Black Gay Men

BREAKING A TABOO “YOU ARE NOT ALONE” New York, NY – Depressed Black Gay Men (DBGM), a non-profit organization committed to helping raise awareness of depression, is breaking a taboo in the Black community with the premiere of a groundbreaking documentary “You Are Not Alone”. Through the courageous sharing of personal stories, Black gay men … More Groundbreaking Documentary Looks at Depression in Black Gay Men

Suicide of Gay Anti Bullying Activist EricJames Borges

Raised in an extremist Christian household, assaulted in classroom with a teacher present, EricJames Borges, 19,  was repeatedly bullied, tormented, terrorized,  for the duration of his childhood and teen  years. He came out with the video “it Gets better”  below, yet he could not live through the pain. EricJames committed suicide yesterday! “Disgusting, perverted, unnatural … More Suicide of Gay Anti Bullying Activist EricJames Borges

Lawsuit Challenging Anti-LGBT Environment in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District

July 21, 2011,Melanie Nathan, NCLR and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the “gag policy” at Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District that prevents school staff from talking about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, and creates an environment where LGBT students are relentlessly bullied. The lawsuit was filed on behalf … More Lawsuit Challenging Anti-LGBT Environment in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District