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Anti-LGBT bullying contributes to suicide by Maryland teen

Sunday, April 8, 2012
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GLEN BURNIE, Md. — Kenneth (“Kenny”) Wolf, a 14-year-old freshman at Old Mill High School in Millersville, Md., died Friday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center following a suicide attempt Thursday night, LGBTQ Nation has learned.

Kenny identified as bisexual, according to classmates, and was constantly bullied because of his sexual orientation.

Kenny Wolf

Sources told LGBTQ Nation that Kenny hanged himself late Thursday.

A spokesperson at the Anne Arundel County police department on Saturday confirmed the teen’s “death,” but declined to indicate cause — official cause of death would be determined by the state medical examiner’s office.

A memorial page on Facebook is here, and a YouTube memorial is here.

Services are scheduled for Saturday.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed Kenneth’s age as 15. Kenneth was born Sept. 17, 1997, and was 14 at the time of his death.

Editor’s Note: If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide or needs support, please don’t hesitate to call the Trevor Project‘s Lifeline at (866) 488-7386.

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