Posts tagged "it got better"

Dear Gay Teen

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 »

Yet Another Gay Teen Suicide, This Time in Michigan

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 »

Lenox and The Second City on ChicagoNow Radio

It’s always a great time hanging out with my pals Amy Guth and Alex Quigley! We laughed, joked and talked about my ongoing secret relationship with Mark Kirk (just kidding…or, am I?). But, this time around, we put all the jokes aside and talked about a serious issue that  we’re all concerned about – the... Read more »
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Another African American Gay Male Commits Suicide

Joseph Jefferson’s chilling last words, shared on Facebook with his friends, were: “I could not bear the burden of living as a gay man of color in a world grown cold and hateful towards those of us who live and love differently than the so-called ‘social mainstream.’ Belonging is one of the basic human needs,... Read more »

It Gets Better...

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 »
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