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Nex Benedict's autopsy report released

The long-awaited report about the death of the LGBTQ+ Oklahoma teenager was released Wednesday.

First Lady goes to bat for LGBTQ+ rights: 'They want to take our victories away, but we won’t let them'

Amidst a backdrop of protest and advocacy, Dr. Jill Biden highlights the ongoing battle for LGBTQ+ rights and remembers LGBTQ+ teen Nex Benedict.

Toxicology experts say death from medications in Nex Benedict case ‘very, very uncommon’

Following the announcement that the teenager’s death was suicide through the combined toxicity of two common medications, The Advocate spoke with experts about the risks of these drugs.

President Biden addresses LGBTQ+ youth ‘suicide crisis’ in statement on Nex Benedict

President Joe Biden issued called attention to the teenager’s death and called for an end to bullying.

Owasso schools failed to protect Nex Benedict, say speakers at board meeting

The school board came in for a torrent of criticism at its first meeting since the trans student's death.

Oklahomans to Libs of TikTok's Chaya Raichik: 'Stay out of our state'

Parents and organizations have released an open letter to the hate-spreader ahead of her potential Oklahoma visit.

Oklahoma High School’s atmosphere of bullying exposed in wake of Nex Benedict’s death

Former and current students complain that they are subjected to bullying with little to no intervention by Owasso school officials.

Federal investigation opens into Owasso Public Schools after death of Nex Benedict

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has initiated an investigation into the Oklahoma school district where the 16-year-old sophomore went to school and was bullied before his death.

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Oklahoma politician roasts Ryan Walters for Nex Benedict’s death to transphobic superintendent’s face

Sean Cummings said that the superintendent of public instruction and Chaya Raichik of Libs of TikTok are to blame for creating an environment in the state rife for bullying.

Rest in power, Nex Benedict: Tributes pour in for fallen LGBTQ+ teen

Despite the tragedy, Nex Benedict will be remembered as a talented artist who always brightened any room he was in.

Nex Benedict's death spurs student walkout at his Oklahoma high school over anti-LGBTQ+ bullying

While the protest aimed to shed a light on bullying against LGBTQ+ students, organizers also set out to let queer youth know they're not alone.

Nex Benedict honored by friends at vigil: 'He made everything easier'

Nex Benedict's friends and partner honored him during a vigil Sunday, while also confirming how the transgender teen identified.