A conference focusing on suicide prevention among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people is being held today in New Jersey, where the suicide of a Rutgers University freshman in September cast an international spotlight on the issue. The conference theme was chosen before year-old Tyler Clementi killed himself after his roommate had allegedly used a webcam to spy on him during a liaison with another man, organizers say. The conference is focusing on the crucial role that families and other support systems can play in helping prevent suicide and other health problems among LGBT youth, according to organizers.
Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge last week, after his roommate, Dharun Ravi, allegedly streamed online video of Clementi engaged in an intimate encounter with a young man in Ravi and Clementi's dorm room. The report by Campus Pride, a nonprofit network supporting gay students, found that about one quarter of gay staff, faculty and students in the U. So what does it say?
Some of the staff pictured above. Layout Kyle Hartmann Cover Design Zaneta Rago I would like to express my gratitude for all the named and unnamed individuals who contributed to this publication. It is the policy of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, to make the benefits and services of its educational programs available to students, and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical.
That terrible episode brought the school national attention, none of it welcome: previously known as a large and diverse state school, Rutgers became associated with homophobia and cruelty. But today, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and their supporters can choose from four specialized housing options, three of them new, ranging from a service to pair them with like-minded roommates to Rainbow Perspectives, a floor in a residence hall organized around common interests. Out of the 32 possible categories in which a school can distinguish itself, Rutgers scored in Rutgers has a long history of inclusiveness; when the Rutgers Homophile League was founded infor example, it was among the first such student groups in the nation.
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Studies have repeatedly demonstrated the range of obstacles facing sexual minority youth, from exclusionary, heterosexist curricula to homophobic comments, threats, intimidation and physical assault, sometimes on a routine basis. Increasing awareness of the potentially toxic school climate and the far-too-often devastating consequences of unchecked homophobia and bullying have resulted in renewed calls for more to be done to support LGBTQ youth. The goal of this online workshop is to increase the knowledge, competency and resources of professionals working with middle and high school age students about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students and related issues in schools.
By Post Staff Report. Heterosexual students will also be permitted to live in rooms with students of the opposite sex. Men and women will share bathrooms.
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New York CNN -- Rutgers University's president pledged Friday to meet with members of the school's gay community amid furor over a student's suicide after video of his sexual encounter with another man was posted online. In a letter to the Rutgers community, President Richard McCormick praised what he called the school's "strong history of social activism on behalf of diversity," but acknowledged that the university "is an imperfect institution in an imperfect society. The letter comes a day after the body of year-old Tyler Clementi was recovered from the Hudson River -- more than a week after he jumped from the George Washington Bridge, which spans the river between New York and New Jersey.