10 Dead GLBT Youth in recent weeks.

  • metta

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    Oct 02, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    ‎10 Dead GLBT Youth in recent weeks.


    Justin Aaberg(15) July 9
    Billy Lucas(15) Sept 9
    Cody J Parker(17) Sept 13
    Seth Walsh(13) Sept 19
    Tyler Clementi ( 18 ) Sept 22
    Asher Brown(13) Sept 23
    Harrison Chase Brown(15) Sept 25
    Raymond Chase(19) Sept 29
    Felix Sacco(17) Sept 29
    Caleb Nolt Details Emerging
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    Oct 02, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
    "On Tuesday in Washington, Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project will premiere the film "Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History," which follows the story of Jamie Nabozny, who sued his school district in Ashland, Wis., after he reported his bullies to school authorities. It led to a federal court decision holding that school officials could be held accountable for not stopping the harassment and abuse of gay students.

    Southern Poverty Law Center's Marion Steinfels said, "The hope is that this film will make students and teachers understand how deeply vicious anti-gay bullying can affect young people and embolden them to act on behalf of their peers or students.""

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/blog-post/2010/10/gay_suicide_dan_savage_ellen_d.html?hpid=talkbox1

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    Oct 02, 2010 6:44 AM GMT
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    Oct 02, 2010 8:14 AM GMT
    metta8 said‎10 Dead GLBT Youth in recent weeks.


    Justin Aaberg(15) July 9
    Billy Lucas(15) Sept 9
    Cody J Parker(17) Sept 13
    Seth Walsh(13) Sept 19
    Tyler Clementi ( 18 ) Sept 22
    Asher Brown(13) Sept 23
    Harrison Chase Brown(15) Sept 25
    Raymond Chase(19) Sept 29
    Felix Sacco(17) Sept 29
    Caleb Nolt Details Emerging


    This is not abnormally high considering there is a high volume of gay teens killing themselves each year. However, I do like the fact that this issue is being addressed more vigorously now.
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    Oct 06, 2010 5:20 PM GMT


    Anderson Cooper To Host Town Hall On Gay Bullying Epidemic, FRI, CNN, 10pm

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    Bullying is not just in schools anymore,” Cooper told People. “It is after school, at night, in social media networks and mobile devices. It's a 24-hours-a-day thing now.”
    [/QUOTE]


    http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=6535&MediaType=1&Category=16


    Glee 'to highlight gay suicides'

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2010/10/06/glee-to-highlight-gay-suicides/
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    Oct 11, 2010 1:20 AM GMT




    [QUOTE]
    Video montage of the "Stand Up To Youth Suicide" rally and candle light march in San Francisco on October 8, 2010, organized by Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons. Featuring speakers from The Trevor Project, GSA Network, Soulforce and more (including myself singing my original song "It Gets Better" as an homage to Dan Savage's project).

    If you are an LGBT student and in need of help, the following organizations and projects are here to support you (if I am missing any, please contact me):

    The Trevor Project - http://www.thetrevorproject.org
    GSA Network - http://www.gsanetwork.org
    GLSEN - http://www.glsen.org
    Soulforce - http://www.soulforce.org
    COLAGE - http://www.colage.org
    The Safe Schools Coalition - http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/
    It Gets Better Project - http://www.itgetsbetterproject.com
    Make It Better Project - http://www.makeitbetterproject.org
    [/QUOTE]
  • metta

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    Oct 11, 2010 4:40 PM GMT

    Zach-Harrington.jpg

    Zach Harrington, teen musician lost to hatred.

    http://talkaboutequality.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/zach-harrington-teen-musician-lost-to-hatred/

    SUICIDE: Oklahoma's Zach Harrington, 19, Kills Himself After Hateful Town Meeting

    Read more: http://www.queerty.com/suicide-oklahomas-zach-harrington-19-kills-himself-after-hateful-town-meeting-20101010/
  • metta

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    Oct 13, 2010 1:50 AM GMT
    Four more teen suicides reported, two from within LGBT community

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2010/10/four-more-teen-suicides-reported-two-from-within-lgbt-community/
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    Oct 19, 2010 10:00 AM GMT
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    Zach-Harrington.jpg

    Zach Harrington, teen musician lost to hatred.

    http://talkaboutequality.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/zach-harrington-teen-musician-lost-to-hatred/

    SUICIDE: Oklahoma's Zach Harrington, 19, Kills Himself After Hateful Town Meeting

    Read more: http://www.queerty.com/suicide-oklahomas-zach-harrington-19-kills-himself-after-hateful-town-meeting-20101010/


    Part 2 - The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that never shuts up
    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/19-year-old-gay-teens-suicide-part-2-the-love-that-dare-not-speak-its-now-never-shuts-up/bigotry-watch/2010/10/14/13746

    Part 3 - no difference between gays and adulterers, fornicators, bigamists, thieves, and so on

    http://alturl.com/e76ka


    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/19-year-old-gay-teen%E2%80%99s-suicide-part-3-gay-same-as-fornicator-adulterer-bigamist-prostitute/discrimination/2010/10/15/13835


    19-Year Old Gay Teen’s Suicide: Part 4 – Evangelical Christian Edition

    http://alturl.com/pbh2v

    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/19-year-old-gay-teen%E2%80%99s-suicide-part-4-evangelical-christian-edition/bigotry-watch/2010/10/18/13832?awesm=fbshare.me_AVOOW&utm_content=fbshare-js-large&utm_medium=fbshare.me-facebook-post&utm_source=facebook.com
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    Oct 19, 2010 4:47 PM GMT
    ^

    I'm not sure if the clips in the last link are of the event that happened just before or after Zack committed suicide. Do any of you know?
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    Oct 19, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    One Dead Gay Boy

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    Oct 19, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    That's not even counting suicides like the one that happened in our high school while I went there. There was a lot of speculation that a student in the grade below me might be gay, and I know some other students made a video where he was made fun of. Nobody ever revealed the details of the video, but I heard it made fun of him for being gay and ended with him hanging himself - which he ended up doing. It was a really hard time for me as well, knowing him and having played soccer with him... as well as knowing that he may have done it out of embarrassment for being gay, which I already knew at the time I probably was as well.

    The hardest part for me to accept was that although his wake/funeral had THOUSANDS who attended, our school never did anything to honor his memory. They basically pretended like nothing happened, it was never in the local news, and the fact that bullying played a major part was never known by many - the teacher who was in charge of our yearbook wouldn't even allow a page dedicated to him. It makes me wonder how often this happens, where the community thinks it would be best to keep everything quiet instead of facing their issues. It's very very sad, and I'm glad for my friend and other like him that these issues are finally gaining nationwide attention icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 19, 2010 10:46 PM GMT
    You guys have no idea how much this offends me, that the youth in our country are taking their own lives due to bullying, and yet people still continue to IGNORANTLY spread their hate. I was a victim of anti-gay bullying in Middle School, and I feel into depression and nearly killed myself, luckily I am glad to be here to tell this story! I have been their, and I am sure that several of you have been their as well!

    It gives me chills to think about, and I'm still taking it all in. It's because of the work we do that I know that their deaths were not in vain, but there's still a lot more work that needs to be done...

    Bullying can't be taken lightly, ignoring it only magnifies the problem that should have never existed in the first place!
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    Oct 19, 2010 10:51 PM GMT
    JoeB1986 saidThat's not even counting suicides like the one that happened in our high school while I went there. There was a lot of speculation that a student in the grade below me might be gay, and I know some other students made a video where he was made fun of. Nobody ever revealed the details of the video, but I heard it made fun of him for being gay and ended with him hanging himself - which he ended up doing. It was a really hard time for me as well, knowing him and having played soccer with him... as well as knowing that he may have done it out of embarrassment for being gay, which I already knew at the time I probably was as well.

    The hardest part for me to accept was that although his wake/funeral had THOUSANDS who attended, our school never did anything to honor his memory. They basically pretended like nothing happened, it was never in the local news, and the fact that bullying played a major part was never known by many - the teacher who was in charge of our yearbook wouldn't even allow a page dedicated to him. It makes me wonder how often this happens, where the community thinks it would be best to keep everything quiet instead of facing their issues. It's very very sad, and I'm glad for my friend and other like him that these issues are finally gaining nationwide attention icon_smile.gif


    That's really fucked up. I'm glad you were able to pull through it. Do you ever talk about that with people you went to school with?

    Did the people who made this video suffer any consequences, like social ostracism?
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    Oct 19, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
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    JoeB1986 saidThat's not even counting suicides like the one that happened in our high school while I went there. There was a lot of speculation that a student in the grade below me might be gay, and I know some other students made a video where he was made fun of. Nobody ever revealed the details of the video, but I heard it made fun of him for being gay and ended with him hanging himself - which he ended up doing. It was a really hard time for me as well, knowing him and having played soccer with him... as well as knowing that he may have done it out of embarrassment for being gay, which I already knew at the time I probably was as well.

    The hardest part for me to accept was that although his wake/funeral had THOUSANDS who attended, our school never did anything to honor his memory. They basically pretended like nothing happened, it was never in the local news, and the fact that bullying played a major part was never known by many - the teacher who was in charge of our yearbook wouldn't even allow a page dedicated to him. It makes me wonder how often this happens, where the community thinks it would be best to keep everything quiet instead of facing their issues. It's very very sad, and I'm glad for my friend and other like him that these issues are finally gaining nationwide attention icon_smile.gif


    That's really fucked up. I'm glad you were able to pull through it. Do you ever talk about that with people you went to school with?


    Yeah some of my friends and I talked about it a lot (minus the part of me possibly being gay) for a while after it happened, and how we were disappointed in our school for doing nothing about it/trying to ignore it. It's been... I think 8 years now, so it isn't talked about much, but once in a while he still gets brought up. Like everything, time helps. It would've been nice for him to see all these "it gets better" videos if that was indeed his reason behind what he did.

    One good thing that came from it was at least most of the students knew it was due to bullying, even if it was never acknowledged by teachers or staff. Everyone got a lot closer at our school and made everyone take a look at their lives.
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    metta8 said‎10 Dead GLBT Youth in recent weeks.


    Justin Aaberg(15) July 9
    Billy Lucas(15) Sept 9
    Cody J Parker(17) Sept 13
    Seth Walsh(13) Sept 19
    Tyler Clementi ( 18 ) Sept 22
    Asher Brown(13) Sept 23
    Harrison Chase Brown(15) Sept 25
    Raymond Chase(19) Sept 29
    Felix Sacco(17) Sept 29
    Caleb Nolt Details Emerging


    This is not abnormally high considering there is a high volume of gay teens killing themselves each year. However, I do like the fact that this issue is being addressed more vigorously now.

    Me too.
    I love that this is finally being talked about and publicized. The more we're out there, the less avoided we are...and I am excited that us as a surviving generation of gay men get to see some of the stuff lifted and can fight for the oncoming one's. We're activists even if we didn't choose it just by being ourselves.
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    May 28, 2011 3:56 PM GMT
    JoeB1986 saidThat's not even counting suicides like the one that happened in our high school while I went there. There was a lot of speculation that a student in the grade below me might be gay, and I know some other students made a video where he was made fun of. Nobody ever revealed the details of the video, but I heard it made fun of him for being gay and ended with him hanging himself - which he ended up doing. It was a really hard time for me as well, knowing him and having played soccer with him... as well as knowing that he may have done it out of embarrassment for being gay, which I already knew at the time I probably was as well.

    The hardest part for me to accept was that although his wake/funeral had THOUSANDS who attended, our school never did anything to honor his memory. They basically pretended like nothing happened, it was never in the local news, and the fact that bullying played a major part was never known by many - the teacher who was in charge of our yearbook wouldn't even allow a page dedicated to him. It makes me wonder how often this happens, where the community thinks it would be best to keep everything quiet instead of facing their issues. It's very very sad, and I'm glad for my friend and other like him that these issues are finally gaining nationwide attention icon_smile.gif


    That shit happens in the Midwest.
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    May 28, 2011 4:04 PM GMT
    vigor88 said
    That shit happens in the Midwest.

    And all over the country. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 28, 2011 4:50 PM GMT
    TrevorMark said
    vigor88 said
    That shit happens in the Midwest.

    And all over the country. icon_rolleyes.gif



    sadly all over the world to be more correct