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:

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Since: Jun 11

AOL

#72 Jan 31, 2013
It is often difficult for those who are not harmed by laws and religious beliefs which perpetuate anti-gay prejudice, to recognize and appreciate the severity of harm caused by those anti-gay laws and scientifically unsupportable beliefs.

I suspect they are not closely related to any of the 14,000 gay people who have had their careers and sometimes their very lives destroyed by DADT.

I suspect they have never been physically attacked and beaten simply for being gay, fired from your job, kicked out of your home, disowned by family members, friends, and church for who you love.

They do not feel the effects of the demonization and dehumanization some who claim to be Christians dish out daily which drives many gay people to self destructive behavior including suicide.

They don't have one of the major political parties trying to criminalize them, including some who want to return us to the recent past when if we voiced our opinion we were locked up in jails and institutions, sometimes for life, and tortured with emetics, electric shock, castration, and lobotomies.

They are not among the highest per capita victims of hate crimes, youth homelessness, and suicide.

Individuals and governments don't bully, beat, imprison, torture, and kill them because of whom they love.

Suffering and death are the extreme results of the belief being gay is not acceptable and we must change to heterosexual or live a life of celibacy and denial of our humanity.

Not all Christian groups judge and condemn, and some accept gay people as we are without condition. But those who demonize and punish us are still killing us.

Many of us reach a point where we decide to fight back rather than kill ourselves or accept dehumanization quietly. Unless we accept punishment and dehumanization as a way of life, we have no choice but to challenge and oppose prejudice no matter where is comes from, and whether it is mild or extreme.

Decades of history, literature, and science, in addition to trial records of many different courts have all clearly demonstrated: Prejudice and discrimination cause suffering and death.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#74 Jan 31, 2013
Larry wrote:
What did another filthy queer off himself?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
WOO HOO!!!
This discussion wouldn't be complete without a comment from someone with the brain of an inflamed hemmorhoid. Topix thanks you.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#82 Jan 31, 2013
Larry wrote:
What did another filthy queer off himself?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
WOO HOO!!!
Just wish YOU would R1
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#83 Jan 31, 2013
NoQ wrote:
Hey Fa$$ot, Queers are usually molested by a family member or a close friend of the family
Was he wearing a mask?

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#87 Jan 31, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
Gay kids are encouraged by the militant homosexuals to come out early, before they possess the necessary mental and physical skills, in order to gain dubious recognition as a Gay crusader.
Gee fucktard maybe you should encourage your christard children to not tease them... BTW I hope a gay kid goes postal and kills a bunch of catholic kids... Now that would be a hero

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#88 Jan 31, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Typical homosexual defense mechanism: accuse the straight of being as perverted as you are.
Not all, just YOU closet queen..
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#93 Jan 31, 2013
Uve wrote:
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Not all, just YOU closet queen..
So the idiot turns right around and uses the implied homosexual defense mechanism, thereby validating my post!
My gawd, queers are stupid.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#94 Jan 31, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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So the idiot turns right around and uses the implied homosexual defense mechanism, thereby validating my post!
My gawd, queers are stupid.
Not stupid, just stating the obvious. Now go crawl back under your rock or watch TV, until you can think of another non-creative way to express your ignorant bigoted opinion.
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#95 Jan 31, 2013
Uve wrote:
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Not stupid, just stating the obvious. Now go crawl back under your rock or watch TV, until you can think of another non-creative way to express your ignorant bigoted opinion.
Where is "NoQ" when you really need him?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#96 Jan 31, 2013
Larry wrote:
What did another filthy queer off himself?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
WOO HOO!!!
No, your filthy skank mother's nasty vagina finally fell out of her sloppy hole. After you chewed and clawed your way out, it just didn't work properly anymore.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#97 Jan 31, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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Where is "NoQ" when you really need him?
He won't 'help' you. You're the one that's being called out for what you really are..a bigoted ignorant self righteous moron, that posts hate speech on here 24/7 with no life to call your own. POS
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#98 Jan 31, 2013
Uve wrote:
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He won't 'help' you. You're the one that's being called out for what you really are..a bigoted ignorant self righteous moron, that posts hate speech on here 24/7 with no life to call your own. POS
I love the way you homosexuals keep replying to "NoQ"'s posts even after "snyper" implores you not to!
American-N-Proud

Danville, KY

#99 Feb 1, 2013
Sodomy

Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice prohibits anal or oral sex among heterosexuals and homosexuals, married or not, in any location, including the privacy of a home.

www.glapn.org/sodomylaws/usa/military/milnews...

July 2002 Marcum’s conviction is affirmed by the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.
October 2003 Lambda Legal, the ACLU, the ACLU of the National Capital Area and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network file a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

August 2004 The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces finds that Lawrence applies to the military’s sodomy law, but that, the special nature of the military means that, in certain circumstances, that law can be applied constitutionally. The court affirms Marcum’s conviction because of his supervisory authority over the subordinate with whom he had oral sex.

http://www.lambdalegal.org/in-court/cases/uni...

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#100 Feb 1, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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I love the way you homosexuals keep replying to "NoQ"'s posts even after "snyper" implores you not to!
Wasn't me imploring for 'help'. I just love the way you closet queen homophobes cry, when someone actually fights against your hate speech.
EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#101 Feb 1, 2013
BOO HOO, another weak sister bites the dust, no loss!!!!
I miss NY

Miami, FL

#105 Feb 1, 2013
Pattysboi wrote:
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.
NOQ is from Whitestone, Queens in NY which is why he hides his IP , the people there are nothing like him .
Being from Bayside ,Queens which is town next to Whitestone ,I remember his IP which he did not hide when he began spewing out his stupidity .

Sadly hate crimes in Queens which were unheard of have gone up in recent year, more or less the time when N0Q began to post.

"City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) said Wednesday the murder of a 53-year-old teacher has the elements of an anti-gay attack.

“The horrific crime committed against David Rangel, an openly gay public school teacher who lived in one of the city’s most tolerant communities, is deeply distressing,” Dromm said in a statement.

http://timesledger.com/stories/2013/5/jhteach...
Sven

France

#108 Feb 1, 2013
David Traversa wrote:
Yet another victim of traditional "values".. Maybe the lawmakers should start thinking of some kind of punishment for what they have come to signify.. Sinister..
There's no victim here you gay putz. Just another coward that took the easy way out.
serfs up

Kissimmee, FL

#109 Feb 1, 2013
As the economics of America continues its decline, what do you progressives think people are going to do? Please tell me that there will be no backlash to any of the problems/issues we have had. i don't believe that. In fact, most of the people our government would find to blame for all of our financial misery in groups is known to them. Only Christians who admit to it would be a bit harder as they would be hunted down by the rest. The teen is just used as the drive of the movement. But that movement will be shaky if the economy totally tanks. Our nation is not immune to doing "cleansings" like other nations have done. Conditions must be right for it, and th elitists can do that at any time they want.

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#110 Feb 1, 2013
In the efforts of trying to add somthing positive and informative in this debate, as a serious parting gift, want to give this link to a nine minute video on onformity and group behavior. It will help you understandhow opinion is shaped and manipulate, how deas get entrenched, and in the case of bullied youth why this bullying behavior might go unchallenged. This is serious endeaver to offer something valid to you and hope you will take a look at this short clip and consider its implications;

http://www.wimp.com/conformityvideo/
ARCHIVE

El Segundo, CA

#119 Feb 1, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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Hey shiteater, you're delusional, your Fa$$ot lover must have smacked you upside your head with his big DlCK while you were feasting on it. Somehow you have the notion that because you're fked up in the head and enjoys shit on a d:ck, everyone else does also.
WRONG you're in a class all your own, you pathetic shiteating pervert.
ARCHIVE:
NoQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey shiteater, you're delusional, your Fa$$ot lover must have smacked you upside your head with his big DlCK while you were feasting on it. Somehow you have the notion that because you're fked up in the head and enjoys shit on a d:ck, everyone else does also.
WRONG you're in a class all your own, you pathetic shiteating pervert.

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