Results tagged “teenagers” from Last Word

"It's wrong, you know, we can't have this anymore in our society.... Feeling like I wanted to die myself, and knowing I couldn't -- I had more family -- I needed to fight back. And so, it come to me to walk ... trying to educate people on acceptance. The bullying comes from not accepting people for who they ... [Read]

"Those who identify as mostly gay may be expressing an ambivalence about identifying as gay or lesbian due to living in unsupportive environements or getting messages that it's not okay to be gay or lesbian. It may take them more time to work through this ambivalence, particularly since early adulthood continues to be a time of great transition." -Dr. Sharon ... [Read]

ABC's Friday edtion of 20/20 included a long segment on Kaitlyn Hunt. It was the first public interview from the 18-year-old high school student who has since pleaded no contest to having sexual conduct with an underaged, female schoolmate. The case garnered national attention and became increasingly controversial as the explicit details emerged. Kaitlyn Hunt's mother, Kelly, said the unnamed girlfriend was ... [Read]

A 14-year-old gay boy, Phillip Parker, took his own life on Friday. Reports are coming out that he was the focus of bullying at Gordonsville High School in Tennessee. His parents, Gena and Phillip Parker, told WSMV that their son had been treated badly because he was gay. His mother told cameras at a vigil on Saturday, "That was his ... [Read]

''I do not condone bullying or harassment of any kind and I am very aware and saddened by the negative impact this type of behavior creates. I regret that the posts appeared on Facebook. They do not reflect my personal views and I apologize for any and all offenses caused by the comment.'' Statement reportedly released by Joplin High ... [Read]

''[Jamie] was the kind of boy that loved everybody.... He couldn't understand why everyone would be so cruel to him about something as simple as skating.... Why do people have to be cruel to our children when all they want to do is be loved?'' Allan Hubley, father of Jamie Hubley, a gay teen who reportedly took his own ... [Read]

The parents of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer went on the Today show this morning to discuss their son's suicide. His mother, Tracy Rodemeyer, told host Ann Curry about another disturbing incident: Some schoolmates who bullied Jamey reveled in the fact that he had taken his life. His father, Tim, said that ''they have no heart:'' "It was the first day of ... [Read]

"There was no bias, no intimidation and there was no bullying done. Nor was there any bullying intended or bias intended." Steven Altman, attorney for Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers student who came to national attention in September 2010 when he secretly broadcast on the internet a video feed of his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having a sexual encounter with another ... [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]

''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]

''[The unclean spirit] came out.... [I'm] no longer gay, but it's still a process that I have to go through to be fully delivered. See, I'm not -- the spirit of homosexuality is not in me because I choose not to live in that way. I allow God, the Holy Spirit to come in me, to change the things ... [Read]