Recently Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi killed himself after his roommate secretly recorded him with another male student, then broadcast the video online.
In just the last few weeks since school started again, too many teenagers have taken their own lives following bullying and harassment because of their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. How many more young lives will be lost before schools act?
Ask Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to include gender identity and sexual orientation in anti-bullying programs.
Dear Secretary Duncan:
I know you are as shocked and saddened as I am about the recent rash of teen suicides following bullying and harassment based on anti-LGBT bias.
We are counting on you to speak out immediately before more lives are lost.
Every school in America should include sexual orientation and gender identity in anti-bullying programs. It will save lives -- and saving lives shouldn't be up for political debate.
You must act to end this tragedy.
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