Rutgers to mark 10th anniversary of Tyler Clementi’s death with virtual symposium

Sept. 22 marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi.
Clementi died by suicide as a result of bullying surrounding his sexual orientation. His roommate broadcasted a video online of Clementi kissing another man.
Clementi’s death sparked a nationwide movement against cyber harassment, especially among those in the LGBTQ community.
Mother Jane Clementi started the Tyler Clementi Foundation following the death of her son.
The foundation wrote, "Tyler Clementi was a smart, talented & creative young man, deeply loved by family & friends for his kind heart & bright spirit. To honor his memory, we commit to stopping bullying."
Clementi will be remembered at Rutgers University on Sept. 30. It will include a virtual symposium called "Life After the Closet: Enduring Shame at the End of Privacy." Clementi’s mother will speak at the event.
"I am hopeful that the hard-earned lessons of Tyler's story will be useful to create actionable changes in policy and practice at Rutgers and beyond, so everyone can learn to live boldly with their own truth of who they are and who they love,” Jane Clementi said.
Clementi’s roommate Dharun Ravi was found guilty of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation charges related to the incident.