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Alabama sheriff’s deputy attacks LGBTQ community after gay teen dies by suicide
A sheriff’s deputy in Alabama has been placed on leave after he made anti-LGBTQ comments on social media — specifically, on a post about a teenage boy who was bullied until he killed himself, Alabama.com reported Monday.
Last weekend, a local Alabama news station shared Rocket City Pride’s Facebook post about Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old who died by suicide after being bullied for being gay, according to Rocket City Pride. The station’s story specifically highlighted the fact that LGBTQ people face a higher risk of violence and that they often lack legal protections.
On Sunday, Madison County Deputy Jeff Graves denounced the entire LGBTQ community in a comment to that Facebook post.
“Liberty. Guns. Bible. Trump. BBQ. That’s my kind of LGBTQ movement,”
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A 15-year-old gay bullying victim died by suicide. Now the community is rallying.
Nigel Shelby was a 15-year-old a high school student in Huntsville, Alabama. A freshman at Huntsville High School, Shelby had faced homophobic bullying from classmates – bullying that let to Shelby taking his own life.
“We were saddened to learn this morning of the death of Nigel Shelby, one of our 9th grade students,” read a statement from Aaron King, the principal of Huntsville High School. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.”
The school has provided teachers and grief counselors for students and has asked parents to also assist their children deal with the loss.
Shelby was not alone. According to the Center for Social Equity, 74% of LGBTQ youth report not feeling safe in their schools.
How I survived three suicide attempts as gay teen and am now getting angry
I was seven years old when I knew I was different. One day my brain pieced it all together and suddenly it hit me: ‘Wait, am I gay?’
My whole life changed forever. Things now made sense but I hated who I was becoming. I started to wonder what my parents would think. Would I lose my friends? Will society reject me? All as a 12-year-old boy.
I withdrew and would spend most of my time outside of school in my room. I stopped talking for fear people would be able to tell from the sound of my voice. I became depressed and isolated.
Now friendless, I spent my 13th birthday alone in my room feeling awful about myself. I couldn’t see a future where I could be happy again. Two days later I tried to take my life for the first time.
Nobody knew I had tried to take my life and I felt embarrassed. I didn’t know what to do, or who to talk to. Because the suicide attempt was linked to my sexuality it was impossible to seek help. After that attempt I thought life might get better but it got worse.
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Jack Padilla was bullied by five students before killing self: mother
A Colorado high school freshman who committed suicide in February was bullied by his schoolmates, including one who urged him to kill himself, his grief-stricken mother said this week.
Jeanine Padilla told the Denver Post that her 15-year-old son, Jack, was regularly tormented by at least five students at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, where cops are now investigating the teen’s death.
“It’s just devastating to know he was probably so scared,” Padilla told the newspaper. “But still trying to stand up for himself.”
Jack Padilla died on Feb. 14, but relatives didn’t find out about the alleged bullying until after his death, according to his mother. She’s now calling on district officials to “expel the bullies” who contributed to her son’s suffering.
Deion Sanders Opens Up About 'Rock Bottom' That Led to Suicide Attempt
Deion Sanders said that the lowest point of his life was the peak of his success, noting that he thinks the darkest point in his life was when he was living the high life and regularly engaging in threesomes.
On Paula Faris' Journeys of Faith podcast, Sanders said that the glitziest moments of his life were the most painful.
Bisexual youth are the most likely to be bullied & consider suicide
Often overlooked in both straight and gay circles, bisexual-identified people nevertheless make up a significant part of the population. The 2015-2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 7% of youth identify as bisexual, compared to 4% being unsure or questioning, and just 2% identifying as gay or lesbian.
For Bisexual Health Awareness Month, the Trevor Project has released a new look at the YRBS data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), highlighting the suicide risks prevalent amongst bisexual youth.
Their findings are alarming: almost half of bisexual youth considered suicide as an option within the past 12 months, with 40% making an actual plan to take their life. 27% attempted suicide.
Gay teen attempts suicide after hearing boyfriend's parents beat him up
A young gay man tried to attempt suicide after learning his boyfriend’s parents beat him up for coming out.
The unnamed man, believed to be around 19 years old, was found at the top of a bridge in Puebla, Mexico.
A passer-by called the emergency number at 5.46pm on 23 March.
They saw a young man, on the ledge, about to throw himself off into incoming traffic.
Emergency services raced to the bridge located between 14 Avenue South and Periférico Ecológico.
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Transgender teenager walked in front of a train because he feared his family wouldn't accept him - but is now living as a man after miraculously surviving
A transgender teenager has revealed he walked in front of a train in an attempt to kill himself because he was petrified of accepting his true gender identity and disappointing his family.
Alexander Allen, 18, from Derbyshire, UK, always felt he was 'different' and went through turbulent years as a teenager, struggling with PTSD, an eating disorder and depression.
The food worker was left feeling hopeless, and walked out in front of a train in an effort to kill himself.
But incredibly, he survived with a fractured spine and dislocated shoulder, and after recovering has now embraced his identity as a trans man.
Boy, 10, hangs himself after bullies wrote on his tablet 'Kill yourself, you don't belong here'
A 10-year-old Texas boy tragically took his own life after he was bullied at school by other boys, who beat him up and wrote 'Kill yourself' on his tablet.
Crystal Smith, of Katy, said her son Kevin Reese Jr had been a goofy child who loved to draw and paint.
But at school, he was being tormented.
'I never thought he would go this far, never,' she told KTRK. 'I'm still in disbelief. It's taking me awhile to actually accept the fact that this happened.'
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Comedian Brody Stevens Dead at 48 of Suicide
Brody Stevens has died of an apparent suicide by hanging. He was 48. The news was first reported by The Blast and then confirmed by Billboard.
According to The Blast, the comedian was found just before 1 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 22). He has been open about his struggle with mental health issues in the past and was hospitalized in 2011 after suffering a bipolar episode.
9-year-old hangs herself after mom told her not to play on cellphone
A 9-year-old girl hanged herself in her Bronx home — after her mother told her it was too early in the morning to be on her cellphone, sources and neighbors said Sunday.
Heaven Vega was found dead by her horrified mom, Jennifer, in her bedroom at the family’s apartment in the Bronx River Houses shortly before noon Saturday, authorities said.
The child had tied a belt around her neck and hanged herself from her bed, police said.
Detective Recounts Horror of Reading Texts From Mass. Teen Urging Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself
“It was one of those things where you keep reading and it just keeps getting worse. And that’s what kinda put everything in motion,” Fairhaven Police Detective Scott Gordon tells NBC News’ Andrea Canning in an upcoming episode of Dateline: Reckless, which airs Friday at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT on NBC. (A clip from the interview is shown above.)
Roy died in his pickup truck from carbon monoxide poisoning on July 13, 2014 — an act Carter had supported and encouraged in text and phone conversations.
Carter was sentenced to 15 months in jail after she was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2017 but had been free pending her appeal. Her defense argued her statements and texts urging Roy forward as he contemplated suicide were covered by First Amendment free-speech protections. But on Monday, a Massachusetts court rejected the appeal.
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Suicide hotline calls quadrupled after Trump’s latest attack on transgender people
Trans Lifeline, an organization that runs a crisis hotline for transgender people and staffed by transgender people, said that calls to their suicide hotline have quadrupled since the story broke that the Trump administration is trying to legally erase transgender identity.
In an Instagram post, Trans Lifeline reported that calls increased by four times last week, and first-time callers doubled.
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Man Accuses Sen. Cory Booker Of Sexual Assault In Restroom
Stunning new sexual assault allegations have surfaced against Democrat New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and the man who is alleging the charges is both gay and a self-proclaimed liberal who says he votes for the Democrat Party.
“If we were to travel just 4 years back in time, you and I would find solidarity on the subject of Cory Booker. As a matter of fact, he was a hero of mine. I was and still am, a liberal in principal with a record of voting exclusively for Democrats since I was 18 with the exception of the 2016 election cycle. But it was in the summer of 2014, when Senator Booker visited my workplace, that my political worldview began to shift,” the accuser wrote in a piece titled “Cory Booker Sexually Assaulted Me and why it won’t matter to the #metoo movement.”
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Middle School Teacher, 28, Dies Amid Investigation of Allegedly 'Inappropriate' Relationship with Student
11-year-old becomes fourth fatal victim in domestic shooting
Police in Maryland say an 11-year-old girl has become the fourth member of her family to die from a shooting rampage by her father, who also killed himself.
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