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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
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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 them most, and, worst of all, it is a hatred that through its destruction can turn the brightest, most unconditional love a human being can experience in on itself and into a dark and evil grief that devours every iota of life...

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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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Bullying study suggests ‘it gets better’ as LGBT youth get older

| Monday, February 4, 2013
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CHICAGO — It really does get better for gay and bisexual teens when it comes to being bullied, although young gay men have it worse than their lesbian peers, according to the first long-term scientific evidence on how the problem changes over time.

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Bullied gay teen who hanged himself, dies after clinging to life for 16 days

| Sunday, February 3, 2013
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LA GRANDE, Ore. -- Jadin Bell, a 15-year-old gay teen who hanged himself two weeks ago after complaining of bullying, died Sunday afternoon at Doernbecher Children's Hospital on Portland.

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Rutgers University names new student center for Tyler Clementi

| Friday, February 1, 2013
Tyler Clementi
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Rutgers University has announced it has named a new student named for Tyler Clementi, a gay student who jumped to his death in 2010 after his roommate used a webcam to record Clementi in an intimate encounter with another man.

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Jadin Bell: The Lynching of a Butterfly and the Modern Mob

| Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Jadin-Bell
The officials are calling the impending death of young Jadin a “suicide”. It was not a suicide; it was the destruction of something innocent, something beautiful, something of supreme contribution exposed to an environment that valued it not at all. The facts support their word perhaps. No argument. A 15 year old boy took a rope to a playground and without assistance from any visible being, hung himself.

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Oregon teen in critical condition after hanging himself due to anti-gay bullying

| Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Jadin Bell
LA GRANDE, Ore. -- A 15-year-old teen has been taken off life support and is in critical condition after hanging himself over what family members describe as anti-gay bullying. Jadin Bell of La Grande, Ore., went to the playground of Central Elementary School on Jan....

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