Corinne. Age: 20.
Violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people can range from bullying in school to workplace harassment to physical violence. Some LGBT people are actually beaten and killed for being who they are. If someone in your life has been a victim of a hate crime, contact the police first, and then turn to a local chapter of the Anti-Violence Project AVP for additional assistance. Through public education, training and local programs, this group addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the LGBT community.
Fiona. Age: 27.
Strategies to Prevent Bullying of LGBT Youth
The Indiana teenager seen on video punching another student who had taunted him with anti-LGBTQ slurs is now urging his social media supporters not to direct their anger at his classmate. I had walked into the class, and I had the post already on my phone because I was going to ask him why he posted it. Acknowledging that he was the one who shoved his classmate first, Steffy said the fight was his breaking point after having been repeatedly bullied for being gay.
Shiloh. Age: 29.
The video shows gay student Jordan Steffy, a junior at LaPorte High School in Indiana, yelling at a classmate who can be seen slowly walking toward him. In the video — which has been widely shared on Twitter since it was first posted by Steffy on Friday — the gay teen can then be seen shoving and punching the other student. It is unclear, however, what led up to the recorded incident.
She remembers her sister collapsing and her nephew, in shock, dropping a container of Tic Tacs. She said she could still hear the sobs and shouts from family members imploring God to bring back her nephew, Matthew McCree. Providence told the court, her voice breaking. Providence spoke before Abel Cedeno, a thenyear-old student at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for fatally stabbing Matthew and grievously injuring another student, Ariane Laboy, in September