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Bullying and Gay Teens


Bullying & Gay Teens A conversation about bullying and the suicides of five gay youths across the country in just a few weeks. We'll talk about the mounting reports of anti-gay bullying and student suicides, and what communities, schools and parents can do to prevent bullying and help the students who are being bullied get the help they need and prevent more suicides in the future. We'll also hear the personal experiences of a local student who self-identifies as "queer." She recently shared her views on LGBTQ issues as an invited guest at the White House. Guests Steve Bentley - Executive Director, Time Out Youth Laurie Pitts - Services Director and Counselor, Time Out Youth Loan Tran - 15 year old student who self-identifies as "queer" Deb Kaclik - Director of Art, Health, and Physical Education and Director, PreK - 12 Curriculum Support at CMS. Also heads the Bullying Prevention and Awareness Program at CMS WFAE | Commentary: Professor Helped this Gay Man Accept Himself Time Out Youth Add and read comments