Jane Clementi, mother of Tyler and co-founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation shares her experiences in the wake of another tragic loss. "No one should ever feel inferior or broken, for any reason, and especially not for being gay, which was exactly how God made Tyler." Read the full blog post on the MSNBC official website.
Statement by the mother of Tyler Clementi reflecting on the Life and Death of Leelah Alcorn. Suicide of transgender Ohio teen has captured national hearts and minds; Second vigil set for tomorrow at Alcorn's high school to mourn, call for justice. Tyler Clementi Foundation Board Member Peter Drake, a survivor of discredited, harmful reparative therapy - which Leelah was subjected to - also offers his perspective.
The Upstander Legacy Celebration was a hugely successful night for our organization! Many thanks to our emcee Thomas Roberts of MSNBC, as well as our honorees Gautam Raghavan (former LGBT liason to the White House) and Stephen Schwartz (composer and lyricist of Wicked and Pippin), plus a room full of our supporters and friends. We had some big announcements to make at this years event for where we are heading in 2015. Check out the video above and see for yourself.