Thursday, September 30, 2010

Anti-gay bullying has led to two more U.S. suicides in Texas and New Jersey

Anti-gay bullying has led to two more suicides.

In Houston, Texas, the parents of eighth-grader have said that their son shot himself in the head after constantly being harassed at Hamilton Middle School.  His mother and stepfather, said that other students verbally and physically bullied him, and said that the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District ignored their complaints; the district responded that it never heard from parents, school officials or other students.

Also, a freshman at New Jersey's Rutgers University committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge after other students broadcast the freshman making out with another man (without the victim's knowledge).

Report school bullying in Kentucky to Kentucky Equality Federation's Discrimination, School Bullying, and Hate Crimes Committee.

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