Posts tagged "dan savage"
Dear Gay Teen: It really pains me to know that young people would rather kill themselves than endure one more day of hatred or suffering . As a gay man that has endured some bullying and harassment, I know it’s hard being gay, and it shouldn’t be, and it won’t always be. Trust me. I... Read more »
A gay teenaged college student at Oakland University in Michigan killed himself, authorities reported. Corey Jackson, 19, hanged himself on Oct. 19th and his body was found in a wooded area of the university campus. Although, there’s no evidence that the student suffered anti-gay bullying, authorities believe it was something deeper than that. “We have... Read more »
It really feels like this will not end. Another teen, a 19-year-old former Howard University student Aiyisha Hassan committed suicide on October 4th. She appears to be the seventh LGBT teen to make the headlines for committing suicide in the past five weeks. Some reports suggest the former HU student was struggling with her sexuality.... Read more »
The White House on Thursday released a video of President Obama telling gay youths that “It Gets better.” Obama joins the long list of many people, including my comrades and I, to help with Dan Savage’s YouTube campaign to help raise awareness around teen suicide and provide support to at risk-gay youth. In his video,... Read more »
I was completely stunned when I learned of a Rutgers University student killed himself after his sexual encounter with another boy was broadcast online by his college roommate, he joined a growing list of gay suicides in recent months. The Rutgers student, Tyler Clementi, apparently jumped to his death from a New York City bridge... Read more »