Another bullied gay teen commits suicide

Another bullied gay teen commits suicide

There are 63 comments on the Salon story from Jan 31, 2013, titled Another bullied gay teen commits suicide. In it, Salon reports that:

It's a celebratory month for American LGBT rights. Marriage equality is becoming the norm in more and more states - with Rhode Island approving it just last week .

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Since: Jun 11

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#35 Jan 31, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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In other words,...
No. If you promote anti-gay prejudice and discrimination, you are a bully.

You don't have to accept the fact gay people are a natural minority of the population. But when you seek to harm them by denial of equal legal treatment, as well as through abusive, dehumanizing language, you are a bully, and you are promoting the irratinal prejudice that causes suffering and death.

Since: Jun 11

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#36 Jan 31, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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Don't blame me for your problems. I don't bully kids...
Every time you use the F word, you are bullying. When you claim being gay is not natural for some, you are bullying.

Without anti-gay prejudice, there would be no reason to bully gay kids for being gay. Sure, other irrational excuses will be found by bullies, but most of their peers understand the bully is simply being anti-social.

But when laws bully by denial of equality, and religious leaders and some politicians bully, the other bullies have an excuse. Like you, they can ignore it is a natural expression of being human for a minority of the population, just as some are left handed.

It is the prejudice you promote that leads far too many to self destruction.

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#38 Jan 31, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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It is always sad that a child or anyone else has to die needlessly, but at some point every person has to take responsibility for their own actions. it's too easy to blame everyone else for something you do. There's cause and effect with everything in life. You just have to deal with it as it comes and hope you handle most situations with intelligents and not emotions.
Is there EVER a "need" for a child to die?
cjrian

Denver, CO

#39 Jan 31, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
No one "turns" gay, you fuckingidiot. It's inborn, just like your rotting heart.
There is no proof of that assertion
No "gay gene" has been detected

What has been proven is that humans are capable of self control
And that some people (weak willed?) succumb to their urges

Since: Jun 11

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#40 Jan 31, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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Again you full of it.
Ad hominem attacks remain the refuge of those with no argument on the merits.

Science and history have clearly shown what know for certain: the irrational prejudice you promote causes needless suffering and death.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#41 Jan 31, 2013
NoQ wrote:
It's always sad when a child commits suicide. Regardless of what others say to him, he was weak and made the choice to hang himself. When you know you're not normal, it's hard to cope with that fact. No doubt he was ashamed and knew he was different. He should have sought help coping with his abnormality when it got to much to bare.
No sir
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Its caused by bullys like you

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#42 Jan 31, 2013
fr NoQ:

>It is always sad that a child or anyone else has to die needlessly, but at some point every person has to take responsibility for their own actions...<

Why do you CONSTANTLY blame the victim, the child here, for everything? Did you have such a miserable, abusive childhood that you dump your anger out on everyone else?

Gads, you need psychological counselling. PLEASE get some. Your county mental health department would be happy to guide you to a counselor best suited for you and your anti-gay garbage.

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#43 Jan 31, 2013
fr NoQ:

>Again you full of it. <

No, YOU are full of it. Why do you grab every single posting and turn it into a bullying, anti-gay diatribe?

You have no compassion at all for GLBT adults and kids. Get some. It might just do you some good.

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#44 Jan 31, 2013
fr NoQ:

>Don't blame me for your problems. I don't bully kids...<

Every single posting that you have that contains anti-gay trash is a form of bullying, and you KNOW it. Didn't mommy ever teach you how to treat others if you wanted to be treated nicely? Pretty sad.

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#51 Jan 31, 2013
NoMoreUSA wrote:
GOOD! Hopefully the rest of the vile bastards will follow suit and save us the trouble! That's but one of the sick bastards, but at least the World is a little better place, and it's getting better every day! Keep up the good work you sick bastards!
hey dumbazz redneck... i hope one kills your children

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#53 Jan 31, 2013
cjrian wrote:
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There is no proof of that assertion
No "gay gene" has been detected
What has been proven is that humans are capable of self control
And that some people (weak willed?) succumb to their urges
Are you suggesting that being gay is an attractive option? Do you have an urge to be gay, but are "controlling" your desires?

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#54 Jan 31, 2013
NoMoreUSA wrote:
GOOD! Hopefully the rest of the vile bastards will follow suit and save us the trouble! That's but one of the sick bastards, but at least the World is a little better place, and it's getting better every day! Keep up the good work you sick bastards!
this guy tells people he's christian too

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#57 Jan 31, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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No one in their right mind wants to be a Fa$$ot, you stupid shiteater. Which leads one to wonder, could it be a mental disorder? Yep, I believe it is. LMFAO
If NoQ voiced his opinion in the wilderness and no one heard it, would it still be as idiotic?

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#60 Jan 31, 2013
NoMoreUSA wrote:
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while ^^^ that queer is headed to hell! Gee makes you wonder why they never learned to follow the Bible to begin with doesn't it?
Guess the loser who did the world a favor already knew they were going to hell anyway and just decided to speed that process along. At least that one did at least one right thing in their life! There was no prayer for that one, and no prayer for this one either.
what's your address so i can kill your children

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#61 Jan 31, 2013
NoMoreUSA wrote:
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Nope, because it never was in the first place. Please don't be stupid and ask stupid questions. There has already been enough stupidity shown by these dykes and queers here already.
Sweetie, I'd say Jesus little helpers like yourselves have been giving us a fine demonstration of what is produced when you put a keyboard in front of a half-wit.

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#64 Jan 31, 2013
Too bad nothing ever happens to the bullies.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#66 Jan 31, 2013
equalityboy81 wrote:
Too bad nothing ever happens to the bullies.
Bullys grow up to be fundies

Since: Jun 11

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#67 Jan 31, 2013
"The research, published in the January Pediatrics (Vol. 123, No. 1), found that LGB adults who reported high rates of parental rejection in their teens were 8.4 times more likely to report having attempted suicide, 5.9 times more likely to report high levels of depression, 3.4 times more likely to use illegal drugs, and 3.4 times more likely to have had unprotected sex than LGB peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection, reports the study team, headed by Caitlin Ryan, PhD, of San Francisco State University.

"Because families play such a critical role in child and adolescent development, it is not surprising that adverse, punitive and traumatic reactions from parents and caregivers would have such a negative influence on [young people's] risk behaviors and health status as young adults," the authors write.

Preliminary results are promising: "We've seen that family can grow and become more supportive once they've learned how their words, actions and behaviors affect their LGBT children," she says."

Other studies show other social support systems, including schools, churches, extended family, and other social support groups affect coping mechanisms and abilities.

Society is responsible how it treats its citizens. It is time to overcome the irrational, unsupportable prejudice we learned as children, and end the needless harm it causes. Prejudice kills.

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#68 Jan 31, 2013
cjrian wrote:
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There is no proof of that assertion
No "gay gene" has been detected
What has been proven is that humans are capable of self control
And that some people (weak willed?) succumb to their urges
No gene is required for the orientation to be innate.

Do YOU control who you are attracted to?

Don't confuse behavior with orientation.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#70 Jan 31, 2013
equalityboy81 wrote:
Too bad nothing ever happens to the bullies.
Bullies are often victims of parental abuse before they become bullies.

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