Tag: teen suicides

Are LGBT students safer this year?

ANTI-BULLYING CONFERENCE | President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sit with Brandon Greene of Burrilville, R.I., right, and Jacqui Knight of Moore, Okla., as they meet with students and parents from the Conference...

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Navigating our Top 10 News Stories of 2010

In this week’s Dallas Voice, which will be available on newsstands by Friday, we take a look at our Top 10 LGBT News Stories of 2010. Because the list was designed for the print edition, it may seem a little difficult to...

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Top 10: Teen suicides put spotlight on bullying

NOT FORGOTTEN | Suicide victims, back from left, Seth Walsh and Billy Lucas, and front from left, Raymond Chase, Zach Harrington, Asher Brown and Tyler Clementi. (Kevin Thomas/Dallas Voice) No. 1: View all of the Top 10 “Sticks...

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LGBT Person of the Year: Joel Burns

Fort Worth’s gay City Councilman put an ‘everyman’ face on the issue of bullying and teen suicide — and the world took notice Arnold Wayne Jones  |  jones@dallasvoice.com A TEXAS STAR | Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns speaks...

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Equality Texas pushes for anti-bullying legislation

Group also releases poll results showing support for LGBT rights Tammye Nash  |  nash@dallasvoice.com CITING THE NUMBERS | Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns, left, listens as Equality Texas Executive Director Dennis Coleman...

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DISD approves LGBT-inclusive bullying policy

William Morvant, a gay student at Booker T. Washington High School, addresses the DISD board of trustees while other audience members from the LGBT community stand in support on Thursday. Following a discussion in which several...

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Know suicide’s warning signs

DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Ann Haas In the recent rash of well-publicized LGBT teen suicides, bullying was identified as the cause. But experts note there are a variety of issues and circumstances that...

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TNA Wrestling launches anti-bullying campaign

TNA Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy: “If the bullies have a problem with you, then they have a problem with me.” We’ve seen a lot of celebrities and political figures get in on the anti-bullying...

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DISD moves ahead on LGBT-inclusive bullying policy

SPREADING THE WORD | Rafael McDonnell, facing camera, speaks to the press Thursday following the DISD  board meeting in which trustees gave preliminary approval to an LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying policy. (John Wright/Dallas...

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DISD tables anti-bullying policy

Trustee Lew Blackburn says he will offer a substitute with specific protections for LGBT students, but district spokesman says measure may not be necessary John Wright  |  Online Editor wright@dallasvoice.com BEING VIGILANT |...

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Gettin’ schooled

Tim’m West says hip-hop is gayer than you think —and he plans to prove it RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com MAN OF ALL TRADES | Activist, author and rapper Tim’m West brings his knowledge to UTD. KEEPING IT REAL...

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Giving peace a chance

Turtle Creek Chorale opens season with an interfaith concert of peace and music STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer stevencraiglindsey@me.com FAITH, PEACE AND HARMONY | Benny Ruiz, a 17-year veteran of the chorale, is also lay...

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