Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: LGBT Bullying and Suicide

November 21, 2010
LGBT Bullying and Suicide
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Today we are talking about a disturbing trend that has recently made a lot of headlines: The bullying and subsequent suicides of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.

We'll hear from a California mother who lost a child. We'll also be joined by a State Superintendent of Public Instruction-Elect, Tom Torlakson. You'll hear a first-hand account of what it is like to be bullied, and we'll learn about some resources that are out there for those affected.

Studio Guests

Allison Murphy

Tom Torlakson
California State Superintendent- Elect

Mark Snyder
Comm. Coordinator, Colage

Jodi Schwartz
Executive Director, Lyric San Francisco

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