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Asher Brown's memorial service in Houston, Oct. 2

Family, friends gather in Houston park to bid farewell to Asher Brown

Saturday, October 2, 2010
Asher Brown’s uncle told a gathering of mourners and family supporters on Saturday that school bullies “ripped him up and tore him down everyday.” A crowd of hundreds blanketed a Houston park beside Moore Elementary School to express grief over the death by bullying of 13-year-old gay teen. [ Read more → ]
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Two more gay teen suicide victims — Raymond Chase, Cody Barker mark 6 deaths in September

Friday, October 1, 2010
We are saddened to learn today of two more gay teens who have turned to suicide. This brings the total to 6 known suicides in September by openly gay, or perceived gay, teenagers. [caption id="attachment_11090" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Raymond Chase"][/caption] Raymond Chase, a 19-year-old openly gay... [ Read more → ]
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Gay teen dies after 9 days on life support, following suicide attempt over anti-gay bullying

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Seth Walsh, a California teen who spent the last 9 days on life support after attempting suicide over relentless bullying because he was gay, died today. He was 13 years old. [caption id="attachment_11016" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Seth Walsh"][/caption] Seth's family took him off life support this... [ Read more → ]
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Todd Ransom: Mormon family breaks silence about gay man’s suicide

Friday, July 23, 2010
Updated 7/26/10: Last week, Todd Ransom, a 28 year-old gay man from Orem, Utah, committed suicide. While it is unclear why exactly Ransom took his life, friends report that he struggled to reconcile his sexual orientation with his Mormon upbringing. [ Read more → ]
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Gay wrestler Chris Kanyon found dead of apparent suicide

Saturday, April 3, 2010
[caption id="attachment_7620" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Kanyon"][/caption] Former WWE and WCW wrestler Chris Kanyon was found dead in his New York apartment Friday night, the victim of an apparent suicide. Kanyon, whose real name was Christopher Klucsaritis, ended his professional wrestling career in 2004, and was the... [ Read more → ]
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Designer Alexander McQueen found dead of apparent suicide

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Alexander McQueen, the gay fashion designer, has been found dead after taking his own life. He was 40 years old. A source at the designer's office today confirmed his death, which was followed by a brief statement on the designer's website. McQueen was renown for... [ Read more → ]
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Brendan Burke dead at 21 — coming out story captured national attention in 2009

Friday, February 5, 2010
Brendan Burke, son of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, who gained national attention just months ago in a moving coming out story profiled by ESPN.com, died today in a tragic automobile accident. He was 21 years old. “We are saddened to report that... [ Read more → ]

Sen. Ted Kennedy, longtime advocate for LGBT issues, dead at 77

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died shortly before Midnight Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He was 77. The man known as the "liberal lion of the Senate" had fought a more than year-long battle... [ Read more → ]
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Author E. Lynn Harris dead at 54

Friday, July 24, 2009
E. Lynn Harris, the author who introduced millions of readers to the "invisible life" of black gay men, died Thursday while on a business trip in Los Angeles. Harris, 54, was a literary pioneer who wrote a series of novels that exposed readers to characters... [ Read more → ]
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