Salon's headline says the "GOP actually bullies an anti-bullying bill." We wouldn't go that far, but however you want to describe it, MNGOP senators did whatever it took to prevent an anti-bullying bill from coming up for a vote.OUR COVER FEATURE: Gay bullying: In wake of suicides, schools face fede ... More >>
In January, Carl Ericsson, a 73-year-old resident of Watertown, South Dakota, rang the doorbell at the home of former high school classmate Norman Johnson, asked Johnson to verify his identity, then shot him dead.The reason? A bullying incident that took place when the two were high school classmate ... More >>
In March, the Minnesota Twins said the organization planned to release its "It Gets Better" video in May. Well, May came and went without a team-sponsored anti-bullying video clip surfacing.But fear not, says Kevin Smith, Twins director of public affairs. The video is still in the works and should d ... More >>
Last summer, the Twins said they were "looking into" making their own "It Gets Better" video. According to Kevin Smith, Twins director of public affairs, that video will finally be unveiled early this season.In an e-mail to City Pages, Smith said the video will be shot in April and will begin run ... More >>
Dennis Carlson, the superintendent of the Anoka-Hennepin school district, has just released a statement about the rash of student suicides that occurred from 2009 until 2011.
In it, Carlson acknowledges that bullying could have played a part in the deaths and that gay students are particularly v ... More >>
Anderson Cooper talked to Kyle, bullying victim and scene-stealer.Anderson Cooper is making it something of a personal mission to take on the school bullying issue, and every night this week on CNN is devoted to his "Bullying: It Stops Now" campaign.To kick off the series on Sunday night, Cooper ... More >>
It took a while, but Michele Bachmann has finally addressed the anti-gay bullying and suicides in her district.
Uh, sort of.
In response to a petition delivered to her St. Cloud office three weeks ago, the congresswoman sent an email to 6th district constituents who signed it. In it, she ackno ... More >>
Anoka-HennepinTeachers at high schools like Anoka are being asked to neuter their feelings on neutrality.Teachers who have a problem with the Anoka-Hennepin school district's so-called "no homo promo" policy are in yet another tight spot.
The policy says that staff "shall remain neutral on matte ... More >>
Tammy Aaberg, the mother of an Anoka-Hennepin student who committed suicide in 2010.Much has been made of the rash of teenage suicides in the Anoka-Hennepin school district in the last two years. That is, except by the congresswoman who represents much of the area encompassed by the district, pre ... More >>
Justin Aaberg committed suicide after years of bullying.The Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Center for Lesbian Rights are suing the Anoka-Hennepin County School District on behalf of five current and former students, claiming that the district's hands-off policy on sexual orientation ... More >>
Given the the vehemence with which anti-gay activists oppose anti-bullying measures in our schools, the results of a new survey hardly sound surprising: Straight Minnesota teenagers think it's fine to bully their LGBT classmates.
What's worse, some teachers are leading the way with homophobi ... More >>
FacebookLance Lundsten died on Saturday.Another gay Minnesota teen is dead. But did he kill himself?
This much is undisputed: Saturday evening near 10 p.m., Lance Lundsten, an 18-year-old from Miltona, was found unresponsive and rushed from his home to Douglas County Hospital, where he died. ... More >>
brainbloggerMaking bullying an issueDFL lawmakers are trying again to pass a law against homophobic school bullying, and they've found a high-profile platform: When the Legislature meets in a special session to approve emergency flood aid next week.
The legislation comes on the heels of a rash o ... More >>
Is this a form of bullying? Tom Emmer isn't saying.Tom Emmer dodged a question about anti-bullying measures during today's gubernatorial debate at the Minnesota State Fair.
He also has yet to address the fact that his son posed for pictures next to a passed-out girl with a penis drawn on her fac ... More >>