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Mass. Senate Passes Updates to Anti-Bullying Law

Sunday Mar 23, 2014
The Massachusetts Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill designed to build on the state’s 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

NC Boy’s ’My Little Pony’ Backpack Sparks Bullying Controversy

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
A 9-year-old boy from North Carolina is making national headlines Tuesday after officials from his school allegedly told him that he shouldn’t wear a "My Little Pony" backpack because it is a "trigger for bullying."

Minn. Gay Rights Groups Turn Attention To Bullying

By Patrick Condon | Sunday Mar 2, 2014
Long before gay rights activists in Minnesota launched a successful campaign to legalize same-sex marriage, they were aiming for another high-profile goal: a state law protecting children from school bullies.

Fla. Student Suspended for Defending Gay Student in Attack

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 10, 2014
A Florida high school student was suspended last week for 10 days after defending an openly gay student who was being bullied and assaulted - even though the alleged attacker has been charged with battery.

11-Year-Old Bullied For Being A Brony Fights for Life After Suicide Attempt

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
An 11-year-old boy is fighting for his life after attempting suicide when kids called him gay for being a Brony.

UPDATE: Trans Teen Case Advances, May Move Out of Courts

By David Perry | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
The case of Jewlyes Gutierrez, the 16-year-old Bay Area trans woman whose charge of aggravated battery after defending herself from a bully last November, continues to move through the court system and toward a pre-trial conference scheduled for Feb. 5.

Minn. Lawmakers Plan Renewed Anti-Bullying Push

Monday Jan 13, 2014
Minnesota lawmakers are expected to try again this year to strengthen a state law meant to prevent bullying in schools.

Bullied Calif. Trans Student Charged With Battery

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jan 9, 2014
A transgender high school student from Hercules, Calif., which is about 10 miles north of Berkeley, was recently charged with battery for a November fight despite claims that incident a provoked as a result of bullying against the trans student.

Lawsuit: Gay Students Bullied in Miss. District

By Holbrook Mohr | Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
A lawsuit filed Tuesday says gay students are routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district, including a lesbian who was forced to sit alone in the middle of a classroom when others were split into groups of boys and girls.

Anti-Bullying Legislation Reaches Record Congressional Support

By David Perry | Monday Dec 2, 2013
The Safe Schools Improvement Act, a bill spelling out specific groups of the student population currently victim to bullying and harassment, of which LGBTQ youth is one, has reached record support in Congress.