“Making headway, one step at a time.” This was the last communication from Joe Bell on his epic quest to walk across the United States and do everything within his power to end bullying, intolerance and suicide. His journey was not the result of an idealistic publicity stunt. It was a mission…
Joe Bell, the Oregon man who last April began a cross-country trek to spread his message against bullying after his 15-year-old gay son hanged himself, was hit and killed by a semi-truck on a Colorado highway Wednesday evening.
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.