Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tyler Clementi Scholorship for LGBT Youth Announced

The college student who committed suicide after his tryst with another man was broadcast by cyber-bullies will be remembered long after those idiots are forgotten.  Tyler Clementi now has a scholarship named in memory of him.

The Point Foundation a national  LGBT student organization, announced yesterday it is honoring Clementi's memory through the scholarship. Their aim is to further efforts to end the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

In an interview in Tyler's parents are quoted:
"Our son Tyler was a kind and gentle young man who enjoyed helping people,'' Joe and Jane Clementi said in a statement issued in a release by the organization. "This scholarship will help college students, and it will raise awareness of young people who are subject to abuse through malicious bullying -- and so it will help people in Tyler's memory. We are happy to be supportive of Point Foundation, and we thank them for establishing this scholarship.''

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