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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bullied to Death

Asher Brown, 13-year-old middle school student, shot himself to death in his parents' home near Houston last Thursday after relentless bullying by schoolmates about being gay.  The boy came out to his stepfather the morning of the day he killed himself.  The parents say they made numerous calls and visits to the school about the problem, but school officials deny they ever received any complaints about the bullying.

Rest in peace, little brother.

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Kudos to Dan Savage, who as it happens just started the It Gets Better Project over on YouTube, where we who have survived all the torment and abuse of high school can post videos to those gay kids who are going through it now. A wonderful thing, would have been a big help to me way back in the dark years. Check it out, contribute your own video if you can.

I've just been looking through the list there, lots of great vids from all over the LGBT community. Many of them brought tears to your Head Trucker's eyes, very moving stuff, and full of hope. Here's Dan and Terry's video:


Tuesday's Cowboy said...

Some things never change in certain parts of the world. May his little soul rest in peace.

Ray's Cowboy said...

very sad thing. I hope one day we all can live in peace.

dave said...

Dear God, another one.

dave said...

And today's news that another young an had chosen the same remedy for the hatred that has built up in our country while the Glenn Beck's of this world claim "that America is back to choosing God" shows what will continue to happen if we do not stop it.

Russ Manley said...

Amen. It must be stopped.

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