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News anchor's powerful on-air response to bullying [video]

Jennifer Livingston, a news anchor on Lacrosse, Wisconsin’s CBS WKBT, took a moment out of the news today to address a recent email she received from a viewer. The email criticized Livingston for her weight and accused her of being a bad example for young people who may be overweight.

Livingston replies, and delivers a beautiful speech about the effects of bullying. “To all of the children out there who feel lost, who are struggling with your weight, with the color of your skin, your sexual preference, your disability, even the acne on your face, listen to me right now: do not let your self-worth be defined by bullies,” she concludes. “The cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many.”

And many will be shouting for her after this:

 

Dharun Ravi is a free man again

After serving 20 days of his 30 day sentence, Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student accused of spying on his roommate, was released from jail.

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Dharun Ravi gets 30 days in jail plus fines, community service & probation

Former Rutger’s student Dharun Ravi is headed to jail, but he won’t be behind bars for long.  Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years probation on Monday for using a webcam to spy on his roommate Tyler Clementi.

Ravi was convicted in March of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation, and a New Jersey State Superior Court judge told him to report to jail on May 31st to start his month behind bars.

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Daily Dapper: Team Fab Wonder Twins Fight Anti-LGBT Bullying

The spike in LGBT youth suicides due to school bullying has been astronomical. Parents, teachers, and even some of the States themselves have taken matters into their own hands to fight against the action of attacking teenagers considered to be “different” than their peers. While some methods do work in preventing bullying in schools, a lot more should be done to protect a generation of gay youth who feel there is nowhere to turn.
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Gay teen, victim of bullying, takes his own life

Fourteen year old Kenneth Weishuhn Jr. came out as gay a month ago. Soon afterwards, he began being teased and bullied by his classmates at South O’Brien High School in Paullina, Iowa. A Facebook hate group against gays was created and his friends were added to it. He received death threats on his cell phone. On Sunday, the teenager couldn’t take it anymore, and took his own life.

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