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Family of Tyler Clementi make first visit to site of Rutgers student’s suicide

Sunday, November 10, 2013
Clementi family
FORT LEE, N.J. — The family of the Rutgers University student whose suicide sparked a national conversation about the treatment of young gay people paid their first visit Sunday to the bridge where he took his life. [...]

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Wentworth Miller: I tried to commit suicide ‘more than once’ growing up

Monday, September 9, 2013
Wentworth Miller
Actor Wentworth Miller, who revealed last month that he’s gay, said he tried to commit suicide “more than once” when he was growing up as he struggled to come to terms with his sexual orientation. [...]

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Bullied teen’s suicide highlights report that 1 in 3 LGBT kids in Italy contemplate suicide

Friday, August 16, 2013
Students found this message spray painted on that gates out Socrates High School in Rome earlier this year; the message reads, "'Fags we will kill you. Gays at the stake."
ROME, Italy -- A 14-year-old teen in Rome, Italy, committed suicide earlier this week as a result of anti-gay bullying, highlighting a recent study that one in three LGBT teens in Italy has contemplated suicide. [...]

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Bullied gay teen is fifth suicide at Iowa high school in past 5 years

Monday, July 29, 2013
AJ Betts
PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — Alexander (AJ) Betts, a 16-year-old gay teen, took his own life over the weekend, becoming the fifth student from a suburban Des Moines, Iowa, high school to do so in the past five years. [...]

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For Carlos Vigil, whose fate could have been my own… Rest in peace, my friend

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Carlos Vigil
Initially I could not understand why Carlos Vigil's story had elicited such a strong emotional response from me. Perhaps it was our shared interest in government and public policy? Maybe it was the clear articulation of his frame of mind that day through a posting I had read on his [...]

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Carlos Vigil
LAS LUNAS, N.M. -- An openly gay New Mexico high school student who spoke out against bullying died Tuesday after his family removed him from life support following a suicide attempt over the weekend. [...]

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Anti-gay marriage activist commits suicide on alter at Notre Dame cathedral

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Dominique Venner
PARIS -- A far-right anti-gay marriage activist on Tuesday committed suicide at the altar of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, just three days after French President Francois Hollande signed into law a measure authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples. [...]

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Homophobia’s cruel Mothers Day

Sunday, May 19, 2013
despair
I can not help but be in awe of the horrible force that homophobia still exerts in our world. It is the force that inspires a mob to destroy a teenage girl, it is the power that drives a family to abandon a daughter at a time when she needs [...]

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Father of gay teen who committed suicide plans nationwide walk against bullying

Friday, April 19, 2013
Joe BellLa Grande Observer
LA GRANDE, Ore. — The father of a gay Oregon teenager who hanged himself is ready to begin walking across the United States to spread his message against bullying. [...]

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Family announces foundation to combat bullying in wake of Jadin Bell’s death

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Jadin-Bell
LA GRANDE, Ore. -- Speaking before a crowd of about 200 people Wednesday, the father of an Oregon teen who died Sunday after he hanged himself two weeks earlier, said that he loved his gay son, and accepted him for who he was. [...]

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