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Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne sounds ready to bite somebody’s head off. 

The British rock god released a statement saying he was “disgusted” by a Kansas-based church’s choice to play his music on the steps of the United States Supreme Court today. (more…)

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I was asked to write a little something for http://www.iwillbeokay.com/, so here it is (unedited):

I am sharing my story let anyone out there know –you are not alone. There have been a horrific amount of teenage suicides due to bullying. It just breaks my heart to know what those family members are feeling. No one should ever get to a point where they feel entirely helpless. I want to say to anyone out there feeling that way, take it as a learning experience to educate others. (more…)

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Joey Kemmerling says decision to reveal his sexual orientation triggered bullying at school
  • Coming out evoked a firestorm of vicious taunts and life threats, Joey says
  • Teen began a Facebook page for bullying victims to share their stories

Editor’s note: Bullying is in our schools, and it’s online. Why do kids do it? What can be done to put an end to it? Don’t miss an “AC360°” special report in collaboration with People magazine, “Bullying: No Escape,” all this week at 10 p.m. ET on CNN. (more…)

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Stonewall Inn (AP Photo/Kevin Larkin, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – A patron at the Stonewall Inn, a powerful symbol of the gay rights movement since protests over a 1969 police raid there, was tackled to the floor and beaten in an anti-gay bias attack over the weekend, authorities said Monday.

Two men were arrested in the early Sunday beating, which came little more than a day after a group of male friends bidding an affectionate good night to each other were attacked in another anti-gay assault elsewhere in Manhattan, prosecutors said.  (more…)

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Kathy Griffin addresses the recent string of gay suicides.

Visit http://www.thetrevorproject.org or call 1-866-4-U-TREVOR

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23-year-old Lewis and Clark graduate teaching student Seth Stambaugh claims he has been discriminated against while on an assignment as a student teacher at an elementary school in the Beaverton, Oregon Student District. This comes after a second complaint from a parent who had initially already complained about the way Stambaugh was dressed. What was he wearing at the time? According to Oregon Live, “pressed pants, an oxford shirt, a tie and a cardigan. Stambaugh has a light Van Dyke and pulls his hair back into a pony tail.” Stambaugh is represented by an attorney, Lake Perriguey.

The Portland Mercury details the second complaint by the very same parent:

Later in the week, Stambaugh was leading a journaling activity in the classroom when one of the students asked whether Stambaugh was married. Stambaugh said he was not and, when the student asked why, replied that it would be illegal for him to get married because he “would choose to marry another guy.” The student pressed further, asking if that meant Stambaugh liked to hang out with guys and Stambaugh responded, “Yeah.” That was the end of the conversation.

After that, says Perriguey, word of the short conversation apparently got back to parent who had previously complained about Stambaugh’s appearance. The parent called the school and threatened to remove his child from the classroom. (more…)

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