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Nike Forms PAC to Support Marriage Equality in Oregon, Starts with $280,000 Donation

"Nike is fully supportive of the initiative to create marriage equality so all our employees are treated fairly and with respect in the workplace and the community," according to the Nike Equality PAC website. "We believe that diversity drives innovation, and allows us to attract and retain world class talent. For Oregon businesses to attract and retain the best talent, we need fair and equitable laws that treat all Oregonians equally and prevent discrimination."

Bravo, Nike!

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Bullied Gay Teen Hangs Himself in Oregon Schoolyard: VIDEO @tlrd

Sad, sad news from Oregon. Towleroad and KOMO News reports:

Dozens of people came together last week in La Grande in a vigil for Jadin, trying to understand what drove him to despair nine days ago. He came to the playground of Central Elementary School in La Grande. He climbed on a play structure and hanged himself. Someone passing by tried to rescue him. He was brought to Portland and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital where he was put on life support.


Hill says Jadin was pushed to suicide after being bullied in person and on the Internet for being gay.”

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Sweet! @Windells is gearing up for another summer of snowboarding youth camp fun at Timberline, Oregon. One day we wanna send a group of #LGBT teens to rock the halfpipe there! Start dreaming now, TeenBUMS!