Results tagged “Bullying” from Last Word

"Bullying players made him feel better.... I can't believe that anywhere else in the country it is worse than this -- it's the absolute worst." Eric Murdock, former director of player development for Rutgers, commenting on the hours of video showing basketball coach Mike Rice throwing balls at players and berating them with epithets including "faggots," "pussies" and "sissy ... [Read]

“Thank you for helping him see that not only DOES it get better, it gets AMAZING.” Excerpt from a letter sent by the mother of a 12-year-old gay youth, Colin, who she says is bullied in school. That letter was sent to Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, aka the Beekman Boys, the gay couple who were shown winning the 21st ... [Read]

Dennis Shepard, appeared at a press conference sponsored by the Tennessee Equality Project this week. He directed his comments toward parents about the need to hold the state's legislators responsible for protecting gay youth against bullying at school and online. He referenced the suicides of two Tennessee teens in his speech -- Phillip Parker and Jacob Rogers -- who were ... [Read]

''He was a small young man.  His heart showed slight swelling. It was slightly enlarged.  This was a secondary finding.'' Latest update from KSAX about gay high school student Lance Lundsten who passed away from undetermined causes. Details continue to trickle out from this case, and Wednesday afternoon, KSAX quoted Douglas County Medical Examiner, Mark Spandbauer, as saying that ... [Read]

[Update: Medical Examiner determines Lundsten did not die from enlarged heart.] Lance's father called KSAX and said he received a call from the coroner saying Lance had an enlarged heart and died of a coronary edema. He said he believed it was not a suicide. From a TV news station in Miltona, Minnesota, regarding the sudden death of 18-year-old ... [Read]

''When the forensic evidence from all the seized computers is revealed, the truth will come out.... Nothing was transmitted beyond one computer and what was seen was only viewed for a matter of seconds.'' Dharun Ravi's attorney, Steven Altman, trying to correct the notion that his client and a friend, Molly Wei, watched his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having gay sex ... [Read]

''Well, I went over to him [and] say, what's going on here?...And you know, I was ready to punch one of them with my left hand, but that didn't happen, thank God.'' Mike Brady, a surprise participant in ABC's undercover investigation show, ''What Would You Do?'' In this past Friday's episode, the network set up a camera to capture ... [Read]

''Seriously, they want me to wear purple because five queers killed themselves. The only way im wearing it for them is if they all commit suicide. I cant believe the people of this world have gotten this stupid. We are honoring the fact that they sinned and killed thereselves because of their sin. REALLY PEOPLE.'' ''No because being a ... [Read]

''[I’ve] come to realize through experience that ultimately I really do have a lot of power in terms of the way I relate to the public or to people outside of my intimate circle of friends and family. Boundaries are very important to me.... The fact that these things are such hot-button issues right now, socially and politically, I ... [Read]

''I want to say to all of y'all, on behalf of all the adults who seem to be running this society: I am so sorry. I am so sorry that this is going on in this society. I'm so sorry that 'gay' is a slur. What are we thinking? What the hell are we thinking? And this is something, ... [Read]