Jump to navigation. A year-old boy committed suicide in Chennai after he was ridiculed for being homosexual. Avinshu Patel, who hailed from Mumbai, put up a social media post about the harassment he had suffered around him.
Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, LGB youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. Having a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important. Positive environments can help all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health.
His last words, posted on Facebook about 10 minutes before he died, were brief and to the point: "Jumping off the gw bridge sorry. The comment gave no hint of the torment and mortification that lay behind the decision of gifted year-old violinist Tyler Clementi to throw himself off the George Washington bridge last week. The cruel details began to emerge today when the body of a man believed to be Clementi was dragged out of the Hudson river at the northern end of Manhattan.
In a statement on Monday, Camika Shelby said administrators at Huntsville High School allegedly told her year-old son Nigel, who was bullied for his sexuality, that being gay was a choice. The night before, she said that he had come into her room and told her that he would do better in school. Following the high school freshman's death, school officials released a statement mourning Shelby's loss of her only son. Know and be aware of changes in your child.
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Reuters Health - LGBT adolescents are more likely than other kids their age to try to kill themselves, a new analysis confirms. Data pooled from 35 earlier studies show that sexual minority youth were more than three times as likely to attempt suicide as heterosexual peers, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics. Transgender youth were at highest risk, nearly six times as likely to attempt suicide as heterosexual peers, researchers reported.
In this study, we document life stories of gay men who attempted suicide as adults. Our goal is to expand the collection of narratives used to understand this persistent health inequity. We interviewed seven adult gay men, each of whom had attempted suicide two to four times, and identified five narratives.
On September 19,Clementi's roommate, Dharun Ravi, used a webcam on his dorm-room computer and his hallmate Molly Wei's computer to view, without Clementi's knowledge, Clementi kissing another man. Clementi eventually found out, after Ravi posted about the webcam incident on Twitter. Two days later, Ravi urged friends and Twitter followers to watch via his webcam a second tryst between Clementi and his friend, though the viewing never occurred.
The mother of an openly gay Alabama teenager who died by suicide in April, after allegedly being bullied over his sexuality, is calling for an investigation into his death. Camika Shelby, his mother, says school officials told Nigel "that being gay was a choice. Shelby told NBC News other students witnessed the conversations administrators had with her son.