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Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:56 AM

IOWA: Sioux City Newspaper Devotes Front Page To Stopping Anti-Gay Bullying (see picture!) [View all]

IOWA: Sioux City Newspaper Devotes Front Page To Stopping Anti-Gay Bullying

In a rare and forceful act of advocacy, an Iowa newspaper devoted the entire front page of its Sunday edition to an anti-bullying editorial after a gay teen committed suicide. Relatives have said 14-year-old Kenneth Weishuhn Jr. suffered intense harassment, including threatening cellphone calls and nasty comments posted online, after coming out to family and friends about a month ago. He died April 15 from what the local sheriff's office described only as a "self-inflicted injury." The Sioux City Journal's front-page opinion piece calls on the community to be pro-active in stopping bullying and urges members to learn more about the problem by seeing the acclaimed new film, "Bully," which documents the harassment of a Sioux City middle school student. It notes that while many students are targeted for being gay, "we have learned a bully needs no reason to strike."

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Link to editorial: http://news.yahoo.com/iowa-paper-devotes-front-page-fighting-bullying-175921792.html

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