September 14th, 2012

Methodists are among the last mainline Protestant holdouts on the topic of homosexuality.

Recently, United Methodists from around the world gathered for a convention in Tampa, Florida, where they decided the future of the church and its official policy on gays and lesbians.

Find out what happened in our new documentary: The Other Convention: A Church Votes on Gay Rights. The doc is being featured now on the YouTube investigative channel The I Files.

July 13th, 2011

Gay student’s suicide triggers wrongful-death lawsuit

The mother of a deceased 13-year-old middle school student has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Tehachapi Unified School District in California after federal authorities concluded school officials didn’t adequately respond to the gay teen’s complaints of attacks and harassment.

The lawsuit, filed last week in Kern County, accuses school district Superintendent Richard Swanson, Jacobsen Middle School Principal Susan Ortega and several teachers of violating Seth Walsh’s federal civil rights.

In September, Walsh, an eighth-grader at Jacobsen, hanged himself moments after being taunted and attacked by classmates. The suit argues that Walsh’s death resulted from continual public taunting and assaults from classmates that were ignored by school officials.

Walsh’s story sparked outrage and a national dialogue about the harassment of gay and lesbian students in public schools.

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