Bullied N.M. gay teen, Carlos Vigil, posts suicide note online before taking his own life

  • metta

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    Jul 16, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
    Bullied N.M. gay teen posts suicide note online before taking his own life

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/07/bullied-n-m-gay-teen-posts-suicide-note-online-before-taking-his-own-life/

    Bullying victim attempts suicide



    RIP Carlos. You sounded like an amazing person and as a society, we failed you.
  • metta

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    Jul 16, 2013 5:54 PM GMT
    on his twitter account:

    I’m sorry to those who I offended over the years. I’m blind to see that I, as a human being, suck. I’m an individual who is doing an injustice to the world and it’s time for me to leave. Please don’t ever feel sorry for me, or cry – because I had an opportunity at life and that opportunity is over. I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to love someone or have someone love me. I guess it’s best though, because now I leave no pain onto anyone. The kids in school are right, I am a loser, a freak, and a fag and in no way is that acceptable for people to deal with. I’m sorry for not being a person that would make someone proud.

    I’m free now. Xoxo.
    Carlos

    https://twitter.com/Chillll/status/357050157302419456
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    Jul 17, 2013 1:17 PM GMT
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  • Menergy_1

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    Jul 17, 2013 2:49 PM GMT
    so very sad -- and the hate and bullying goes on and on.
  • in_this_corne...

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    Jul 17, 2013 3:05 PM GMT
    Deeply saddening...

    Yet every day, even on these boards, bullying persists.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 17, 2013 3:09 PM GMT
    so sad ... i guess it will never end icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 17, 2013 4:08 PM GMT
    That poor kid. Was there no one he could turn to for help?
  • ilduce

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    Jul 17, 2013 4:13 PM GMT
    These stories are always heartbreaking, especially as you constantly hope that each suicide from bullying you hear about will be the last.
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    Jul 17, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    metta8 saidBullied N.M. gay teen posts suicide note online before taking his own life

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/07/bullied-n-m-gay-teen-posts-suicide-note-online-before-taking-his-own-life/

    Bullying victim attempts suicide



    RIP Carlos. You sounded like an amazing person and as a society, we failed you.



    So sad! I pray that his soul may rest in Heaven, I pray his family and friends will be comforted.
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    Jul 17, 2013 5:12 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidso sad ... i guess it will never end icon_sad.gif

    It'll end...but it cannot, without the support from people like us who are against bullying.
    very sad indeed icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 17, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
    Totally sad. I'll not stop being outraged that this continues to happen.

    I'm a teacher in an elementary school, so I deal with all kinds of bullying quickly, clearly, and earnestly. My district has clear policies on bullying based on sexual orientation, too - which allows me to explicitly teach that calling someone gay, a fag, or a lesbian as a pejorative is not acceptable. Policy matters.
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    Jul 17, 2013 5:25 PM GMT
    As much as I hate a bully, I have little fondness for selfish asses that think taking their life is the way out. Life is fucked up, its hard, its pain, its a bitch but somehow most of us manage to get through it; someone bullying you, calling you names, talking about you, these arent reasons to end your life.

    I cant imagine what it must be like to be bullied but I do know theres not enough tormenting in the world that would make me kill myself, basically passing my pain on to those Im leaving behind.
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    Jul 17, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
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  • HottJoe

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    Jul 17, 2013 5:29 PM GMT
    turbofan saidAs much as I hate a bully, I have little fondness for selfish asses that think taking their life is the way out. Life is fucked up, its hard, its pain, its a bitch but somehow most of us manage to get through it; someone bullying you, calling you names, talking about you, these arent reasons to end your life.

    I cant imagine what it must be like to be bullied but I do know theres not enough tormenting in the world that would make me kill myself, basically passing my pain on to those Im leaving behind.

    Gtfo, no one wants you on this site.
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    Jul 17, 2013 5:42 PM GMT
    turbofan saidAs much as I hate a bully, I have little fondness for selfish asses that think taking their life is the way out. Life is fucked up, its hard, its pain, its a bitch but somehow most of us manage to get through it; someone bullying you, calling you names, talking about you, these arent reasons to end your life.

    I cant imagine what it must be like to be bullied but I do know theres not enough tormenting in the world that would make me kill myself, basically passing my pain on to those Im leaving behind.

    Perhaps you would better understand how reaching out when you're in such depths of despair isn't always something a person can rationalize. It's easy to see that as someone who isn't suicidal. Perhaps you might consider helping at the suicide prevention center, this might allow you to better understand what suicidal really is.

    Your comment is very insensitive and, although suicide does hurt many others, known and unknown, it's not something a person rationalized when they're at the end of their rope.
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    Jul 17, 2013 5:54 PM GMT
    I'm pro-choice.
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    Jul 17, 2013 5:55 PM GMT
    That's truely sad.

    I hope the parents are okay.
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    Jul 17, 2013 6:39 PM GMT
    I really wish someone would've been there to calm him down. It's a shame to see the lack of sympathy from the people that would bully him. Everyone is human and no matter what, we all deserve acceptance and love!