Posts Tagged ‘bullying’
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Dying for Change

Cowtown is “ground zero” in the fight to end bullying of gay teens
Andrew Mclemore | Photos by Chase Martinez
As he choked down handfuls of aspirin in the stall of a Fort Worth high school bathroom, 16-year-old Caleb felt precisely nothing. Beaten by bullies and betrayed by close friends, persecuted by family members and disappointed w...


The Week in Gay Rights

Kristian Lin
What a month of May it’s been, huh? Let’s recap: Last week, Romney’s openly gay national security/foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell resigned from the campaign amid disputed reports that he was pressured to stay in ...



School Bullies

The Fort Worth district’s culture of intimidation goes far beyond the classroom.
BETTY BRINK
Last month, Fort Worth schools trustees voted to broaden the district’s antidiscrimination policy to include “gender identity and expression” for students. The change is designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and tra...


IffySwift Justice

An immodest proposal for tykes’ right to carry.
E.R. BILLS
Oh boy, here we go again. Last month, a kindergartner carried a gun into a Houston elementary school, and it fired when he was trying to pull it out and show it off at lunch. There’s no mystery regarding what happened next: T...



Bullying from the Top

How can kids learn proper behavior when school district leaders are hostile to honesty?
LINDA LABEAU
The Fort Worth school district, like many districts around the country, spends considerable energy on the problem of reducing bullying behavior among its students.