2010 Bullying results in suicide of Little Rock Teen; 2014 Rallies behind Taylor
December 12, 2010 ©®KATV Chanel 7, ©Holly Sonders Ch 7 February 20, 2011. 2014 Updated for additional news of #TaylorEllis a different student censored from his High School Year Book because he is open about being gay. Sheridan, AR.
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- Sheridan Students Say School Cuts Gay Student Profile From Yearbook - Local News, Weather, Sports, a
Sheridan High School students say administrators decided to pull out all six profiles in the yearbook this year after they found out one featured an openly gay student.
"...11 Suicides in September, Is that Enough?..."
A quote from one of the students at the Center for Artistic Revolution, at Park View High School, Little Rock, AR "...Eleven Suicides in September, Is that enough?"
I have been unable to continue this story as it has been buried. Perhaps this is in respect of the family who lost their child. I am sorry for your loss. I am sorry for our world's loss for such a gentle soul. Maybe in time, these children lost to a bleak cloud of hopelessness, will be given a voice and better protections.
This Hub goes out as it is, to those whose voices are heard too late. I am sorry.
Pan Forward to 2014 -
Sheridan High School in Arkansas censored Taylor Ellis from the High School year book because of his being openly gay.
Yes, Taylor has been bullied all the way from the top of the Sheridan School District Director, on down to some intolerant students and community members with a digital device.
Although Taylor is suffering a trial of fire, he is not alone. - The cry was heard, "Yes, it is enough, too many as a matter of fact."
The cry was heard, "Yes, it is enough, too many as a matter of fact."
Word spread throughout the student body, and those brave souls who have headed the cry of "Stop Bullying Now," started telling Taylor Ellis's story.
Taylor has been quoted many times at how shocked he has been over the worldwide response and support that he has and still does receive. A Twitter Blitz has already taken place once and there is a "Stand with Taylor Ellis" Facebook Page now.
There has been progress among us. Bullying awareness is paying off. We are not in danger of losing Taylor Ellis; a very nice person, talented and smart to isolation and depression.
Thank you to everyone who answers the question, "is that enough?" with yes.
2011 = No protections for bullied student
- Friends say bullying led to teen suicide
Story by Holly Sonders at Little Rock KATV Channel 7 TV
- Clint McCance, Arkansas School Board Member, Resigns On 'Anderson Cooper 360' (VIDEO)
Sometimes saying you are sorry, isn't quite enough. http://www.woodtv.com/dpps/news/national/south/ark-board-member-who-posted-anti-gay-rant-to-quit-nt10-jgr_3634603
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How to treat each other
2014 = The Human Rights Campaign, CNN, Helen Degeneres - Big Guns
- Gay Arkansas student says his profile was pulled from yearbook - CNN.com
- Arkansas high school administration censors yearbook profile of gay student - SPLC News
Arkansas high school administration censors yearbook profile of gay student
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December 10, 2010
Center for Artistic Revolution members held a vigil for fellow member Chandler B., a student at Little Rock Park View High School. Chandler feeling every stab of hateful intention, plunged into a darkness he could not find light in.
He was a known victim of bullying.
There is a sense when one watches the video presented by Holly Sonders, KATV Channel 7, Little Rock on 12.10.2010, that students representing their comrade Chandler, were pleading for someone to notice terrible activities that are carried on in this school. as if locked in some type of prison system where they have no rights.
Sentenced in Kindergarten to a system that has only one structured goal, and that is to pass students through, and create sports greats. People who are 'different' or have foreign ideas, are quickly shut down, and the type of society it has been, has allowed bullying to keep individuals in line.
In the South, fruity stuff like Art, Food, Dance and writing , have their own little space downtown. There is not much funding for Art-Theater in the Southern US schools. In the schools who rely on public funding and mileage votes, football, basketball and sometimes golf , but these program are priority and the funding goes into these areas . Heavily.
Suicide prevention, A National imperative
Suicide and Indigenous Death, violence and suicide
Bullying Awareness is Making a Difference!
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Teaching Tolerance works to bring awareness to Bullying
New case of bullying against another Arkansas student!
Last week, March 2014 - Taylor Ellis, a Sheridan Arkansas student was censored from his school year book, for his being honest about being gay.
From Wednesday March 18th, the Sheridan District Superintendent stood firm in their decision to censor Taylor Ellis and six other students citing the right to do so in upholding their "school mission."
In response, Chad Griffin who heads the Human Rights campaign (a past student of Sheridan schools) was quoted by The Arkansas Times: Arkansas Blog by Max Brantley:
(Griffin) “As an Arkansas native and a former elementary school student in Sheridan, I was taught the Golden Rule – about treating others as we would like to be treated. Whatever you may say about your intentions, it does not change the fact that you have failed to uphold these values that all fair-minded Arkansans share. Addressing bullying requires stopping bullies, not muzzling harmless free expression."..."
The link to the Arkansas Times, Arkansas Blog written by Max Brantley 03.18.2014
More bullying against students by school district
- Sheridan School District stands firm on censoring yearbook | Arkansas Blog | Arkansas news, politics
Growing Nat'l attention to censorship of the Sheridan High School yearbook has prompted Brenda Haynes, the district super, issued a statement re; the decisIon to withhold a series of student profiles rather than publish one about Taylor Ellis
© 2011 Lori J Latimer
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