Parents Say Bullying Caused Mich. Teen's Suicide

Dec 7, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

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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The Trevor project needs to make mainstream television the message needs to get out it gets better

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It's just too sad.

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Louis wrote:
Nobody made the kid turn queer. Kids want to turn queer, expect to pay the price!
You must be a "christian"......cru el, hateful, and cowardly. It figures.

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Louis wrote:
Uneducated and alone in life!
Why do you even bother to exist ?

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You must be a "christian"......cru el, hateful, and cowardly. It figures.
It's just our unregistered Topix troll(R1) with no life. Something traumatic must have happened early in his life that resulted in such a POS existing.

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You must be a "christian"......cru el, hateful, and cowardly. It figures.
@RalphB- Thats the Christian Love they so called spread throughout the world. If it wasn't for their religion spouting so much hate they wouldn't have no backup for their hateful life. 90 percent of these negative posters have low self esteem and never made anything of their life and feel they have power behind a computer where they can't been seen or recognized because they know they would be called out for what they are…N…O…B…O…D…Y !

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NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>It's just our unregistered Topix troll(R1) with no life. Something traumatic must have happened early in his life that resulted in such a POS existing.
Hey Jade, looks like R1 off to an early start today. looks like the old dinosauer got turned down again last night at the local Gay club.

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Hey Jade, looks like R1 off to an early start today. looks like the old dinosauer got turned down again last night at the local Gay club.
Peaches will come around and put him in his place!

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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!

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<quoted text>Peaches will come around and put him in his place!
!!!!!! I SUMMON YOU PEACHES !!!!!!!
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Hey Jade, looks like R1 off to an early start today. looks like the old dinosauer got turned down again last night at the local Gay club.
What happened to your ears?

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Uve wrote:
<quoted text> What happened to your ears?
Yea, Did you know this TX trailer trash is on the sex offenders list? Sex with minors! Not kidding!

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Juanpaul wrote:
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Hey Jade, looks like R1 off to an early start today. looks like the old dinosauer got turned down again last night at the local Gay club.
He's on a sex offenders list for having sex with minors! Living in a TX trailer taking government subsidies!

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@RalphB- Thats the Christian Love they so called spread throughout the world. If it wasn't for their religion spouting so much hate they wouldn't have no backup for their hateful life. 90 percent of these negative posters have low self esteem and never made anything of their life and feel they have power behind a computer where they can't been seen or recognized because they know they would be called out for what they are…N…O…B…O…D…Y !
90 percent of these hate trolls are the same one, using anonymous proxy servers and different names.

Hate trolls feed on hate and any attention at all,. Yet we feed it anyway. While sometimes necessary to counter the lies spread, again, any attention at all only feeds it.

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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!
Agreed. High school can be a toxic, hostile environment that all to often results in needless suffering and death for those not yet equiped to deal with it.

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

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"It is important to note that being LGBT is not a risk factor in and of itself; however, the minority stressors that LGBT individual encounter - such as discrimination and harassment - are directly associated with suicidal behavior as well as indirectly with risk factors for suicide." (American Association of Suicidology)
http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library...
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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.

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@RalphB- Thats the Christian Love they so called spread throughout the world. If it wasn't for their religion spouting so much hate they wouldn't have no backup for their hateful life. 90 percent of these negative posters have low self esteem and never made anything of their life and feel they have power behind a computer where they can't been seen or recognized because they know they would be called out for what they are…N…O…B…O…D…Y !
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.

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Chance wrote:
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.
Until society changes, I agree. Sadly, some of these kids that commit suicide are persevered as gay, or picked on mercilessly and called,'gay" because they are different, even though they may not be gay. The bullying these days just doesn't happen at the school. Through all the social media/technology, it follows them home and wherever they go. We all know what it was liked to be picked on or laughed at, but we could escape somehow. Kids now days feel there is no escape. And if they feel it is happening 24/7 then that is their reality. It has to stop.
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Why did the kid commit suicide? What was he gay or something?

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