Results tagged “students” from Last Word

The Daily Wildcat, a student newspaper for the University of Arizona, said the staff was sorry for publishing a comic strip that offended its readers. The illustration featured a father threatening to kill his son if he ever came out as gay. The editor issued an apology which read in part: "The 'etc.' cartoon in question illustrated a parent ... [Read]

This week, Baltimore, MD is host to a large gathering of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender activsts who are attending the NGLTF's 24th Creating Change Conference. Several young college students have posted videos on YouTube discussing their personal experiences at the conferences "queer" institutes, along with theirs reactions to speakers and their thoughts about the effectiveness of specialized workshops. Topics ... [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]

''jumping off the GW bridge sorry'' The last Facebook post of Tyler Clementi, a violinist and Rutgers University freshman who committed suicide on September 22. His roommate, Dharun Ravi, and a classmate, Molly Wei, allegedly used a webcam to watch and broadcast the 18-year-old's sexual encounter with another male. (New Jersey Star-Ledger) Dharun bragged about his invasion of Clementi's ... [Read]

''That's absolutely inaccurate — it's completely false. I did not hallucinate phone calls to counselors and assistant principals. We have no reason to make this up. … It's like they're calling us liars.... We want justice. The people here need to be held responsible and to be stopped. It did happen. There are witnesses everywhere.... I hope [you bullies are] happy ... [Read]

Below is a peek at this week's sickening blanket of socially conservative, anti-gay rhetoric aimed at the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network and the head of President Obama's Safe Schools Initiative, Kevin Jennings who founded GLSEN. They're trying to get Jennings fired and GLSEN thrown out of the school system by focusing in on a sexual education workshop held in ... [Read]