Four Suicides in one month…Gay Youth Tyler Clementi Suicide Because of Prank

This is ridiculous!  
FOUR   gay teen suicides  in a week. 
When will the madness stop?!

Feelings of sympathy, shock and outrage spread across the country yesterday after news broke that Rutgers student Tyler Clementi committed suicide. Clementi’s family say they believe the 18-year-old freshman jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge Sept. 23 after  being secretly videotaped by two classmates in a sexual encounter with another man.

Two other Rutgers students have been charged with invasion of privacy after they allegedly placed a camera in 18-year-old  Clementi’s dorm room without his knowledge and then broadcast Clementis sexual encounter , according to the Middlesex County prosecutor’s office.

Just last week, Seth Walsh, a California teen who spent the better part of the last 10 days on life support after attempting suicide over relentless bullying because he was gay, died on the 28th . He was 13 years old.

Asher Brown’s worn-out tennis shoes still sit in the living room of his Cypress-area home while his student progress report — filled with straight A’s — rests on the coffee table.

The eighth-grader killed himself last week . He shot himself in the head after enduring what his mother and stepfather say was constant harassment from four other students at Hamilton Middle School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.

He was a teenager who didn’t quite fit in. His classmates said Billy Lucas was bullied for being different .
The 15-year-old never told anyone he was gay but students at Greensburg High School thought he was and so they picked on him.

“People would call him ‘fag’ and stuff like that, just make fun of him because he’s different basically,” said student Dillen Swango. Some students told Billy to kill himself.  That day he hung himself in the families barn.

Why are parents raising their children to HATE?

“But sympathy is not enough – we all have a responsibility to take action, and to keep working until all young people are safe and respected, no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity.  We must push for laws on the federal level and in every state that prohibit bullying and discrimination. We must hold people accountable, and use the courts when necessary.  And most importantly, we must love and teach all our children to be their best selves and to respect and support others to do the same.” – Lambda Legal Deputy Legal Director Hayley Gorenburg.

Writer Lyndon Evans  says , “This week NBC and others have been hyping so much about education, even interviewing folks who are getting involved with their local school even if they don’t have kids in the school to help better education. But what are we (and I put myself into the collective) doing to get rid of anti-gay bullying and bullying in general ? All the “help websites” and wonderful videos do nothing unless we get to the root cause. In the home, in the classroom and the Board of Education. Are you yet tired enough of reading these stories to do something ? Why not run for Board of Ed, last I knew you don’t have to have a kid to be elected to one.

When will this stop?