“Heather Wilson should be sending a message that verbal and physical abuse is never acceptable behavior. Instead, she’s saying harassment based on someone’s real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity is a normal way for bullies to express their opinion.”
Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Judy Shepard and openly gay Fort Worth City Councilmember Joel Burns will be among the featured speakers at the White House LGBT Conference on Safe Schools & Communities.
Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, 20, was found guilty of invasion of privacy, tampering with evidence and other charges, but the jury declined to convict him of bias intimidation of Tyler Clementi.
A key part of the study reveals that the overall rates of teasing experienced in lesbian-mother families do not differ from those reported in heterosexual families, which is consistent with previous research in this area.