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Parents Say Bullying Caused Mich. Teen's Suicide

There are 33 comments on the EDGE story from Dec 7, 2012, titled Parents Say Bullying Caused Mich. Teen's Suicide. In it, EDGE reports that:

The parents of a gay high school student from Michigan say that he took his own life last month because he faced intense and constant bullying, the Flint Journal/Mlive reports.

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Gene

Stockholm, Sweden

#22 Dec 7, 2012
NE Jade wrote:
I find it so sad that if this teen could have just held on for one more year,or found some support, he would have been out of that miserable school and found that after high school, a whole world of options are out there. May the bullies be forever haunted by the misery they caused!
ROFLMAO!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#23 Dec 7, 2012
Ronald wrote:
Why did the kid commit suicide? What was he gay or something?
I seriously hope that you have some tragedy happen to you or someone you love and....oh hell, what am I writing? You existence is a tragedy, and there is no one that ever loved a piece of crap like you, R1.

Since: Feb 09

Southern California

#24 Dec 7, 2012
RalphB wrote:
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Ya know what runs through my mind when I see your stalker posting to you? I picture him as the character that Rod Steiger played in “The Sergeant” back in the 60's. Although, I would guess you never seen that movie.
Actually I did see the movie and forgot the name of it, thanks for hours of researching for it. It was a ahead of its time back then. My stalker is kinda…ah rather…creepy. me and my friends get a good laugh at my stalker boyfriend we imagine what he looks like…..Pathetic lonely old Mr.Burns.
david traversa

Villa Angelica, Argentina

#29 Dec 7, 2012
It all starts at the (supposedly) ideal, sacrosanct heterosexual household.. Like parents, like bully..

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#30 Dec 7, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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All you fking Queers should be on the sex offenders list. You all would molest little boys if given a chance. Most already have.
Generalizing are we? So I could say F'kers like you all have pubic hair in their teeth. Besides, I don't like 'little boys' forget it. Go toe tap someplace else.

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#32 Dec 7, 2012
fr Chance:

>Kids! Don't come out in high school or junior high school. It simply isn't safe. Those adults urging you to come out are doing so for the good of their own political goals, not for your well being.<

That is completely UNTRUE. Please stop posting such trash. Granted that it's often unsafe for a kid to come out until they are out of high school, due to the fact that their "parents" often kick them out, but there is no "political goals" that someone might have in urging a glbt kid to be THEMSELVES.

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#33 Dec 7, 2012
fr NoQ:

>All....have. <

Reported.
real parent

Malden, MO

#36 Dec 12, 2012
KIDS ARE COMITTING SUICIDE BECAUSE THERE PARENTS AND BEING PARENTS AINT CLOSE TO THERE KIDS LIKE THE OLD DAYS WHEN I WAS A KID ME AND MY FRIENDS CONFRONTED THE BULLIES MORE POWER IN A GROUP THAN AS ONE. AND 15 Y/O KIDS WORRING ABOUT DRAMA IF SOMEONE TALKS YOU DOWN INSTEAD YOU TELL THEM NOT ALL YOUR FRIENDS. KIDS NOW DAYS HAVE NO STRUCTURE OR CONTROL. HEAR IS A BIG HINT BE A REAL PARENT AND LISTEN TO YOUR KIDS AND BE THERE FOR THEM. NOT WORRY ABOUT WHAT MAN YOU ARE GOING TO BE WITH LIKE A FEW IMATURE PARENTS I KNOW.

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#37 Dec 13, 2012
Teachers and other school staff are just as afraid to discipline these bullies, as the kids being bullied this is the sad direction society has taken, if they pull parents in and tell them you're kid is bulling the next thing there hearing from the bullies parents lawyer.

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#38 Dec 13, 2012
real parent wrote:
KIDS ARE COMITTING SUICIDE BECAUSE THERE PARENTS AND BEING PARENTS AINT CLOSE TO THERE KIDS LIKE THE OLD DAYS WHEN I WAS A KID ME AND MY FRIENDS CONFRONTED THE BULLIES MORE POWER IN A GROUP THAN AS ONE. AND 15 Y/O KIDS WORRING ABOUT DRAMA IF SOMEONE TALKS YOU DOWN INSTEAD YOU TELL THEM NOT ALL YOUR FRIENDS. KIDS NOW DAYS HAVE NO STRUCTURE OR CONTROL. HEAR IS A BIG HINT BE A REAL PARENT AND LISTEN TO YOUR KIDS AND BE THERE FOR THEM. NOT WORRY ABOUT WHAT MAN YOU ARE GOING TO BE WITH LIKE A FEW IMATURE PARENTS I KNOW.
The problem is parents aren’t parenting…
Parent’s that are engaged with raising their children are tuned in when there is a problem. Putting a roof over their head, clothes on their backs and food in their stomach isn’t being a parent it’s being a provider. Teaching them right from wrong and issuing punishment isn’t being a parent it’s being a disciplinarian. While these are part of being a parent it is not what a parent truly is and that is what most people do – the bare minimum. Along with being a provider and a disciplinarian parents need to establish trust and open communications with their children as they grow and navigate life’s issues. They need to talk to their children and understand what their child is going through in their daily lives. They need to establish a bond of nurturing and love that goes beyond what happens in a day. That is parenting and so many have missed the boat!
SSMmom

Tucker, GA

#39 Dec 14, 2012
My heart hurts for this young man's family. As a mother, I can't even begin to imagine the heartache and despair that this has surely caused. All because of pure ignorance and hate. I have read all the hateful comments on this thread and find them all sickening. This was a beautiful human being who was cruelly treated by idiots. Shame.

I must also agree with that parents need to stand up with their kids. Confront bullies. My 16 y/o daughter recently came out to me and her dad ( we already knew). I promise you we will do whatever to keep her happy and safe.
Believe Me

Washington, DC

#40 Dec 23, 2012
Ronald wrote:
Why did the kid commit suicide? What was he gay or something?
what are you a facist pig or something?LOL

“I made my choice.”

Since: Jun 11

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#42 Jun 17, 2015
disaster in the making wrote:
The Trevor project needs to make mainstream television the message needs to get out it gets better
Agree!

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