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Fifteen Year Old Boy Committs Suicide

Posted by Mark Snyder on November 29, 2011 at 1:40 PM

An openly gay fifteen year old boy took his own life in October after a long documentation about his life and expressed depressive feelings over being gay. 

With striking similarities to the Jaemy Rodemeyer case, Jamie appeared to have 'come to terms' with what he believed his sexuality to be and yet still wrote about self loathing and self harm.

One of the things that our society needs to start looking at is the fact that gay tolerance does not seem to be translating into happily gay teens.  Some of Jamie's comments according to the article below suggest that not being bullied did not avoid depressive feelings. 

"Sometimes I wish the breeze would just take me with it"

"The only thing worse than being hated is being ignored. At least when they hate you they treat you like you exist"

On the other hand, because Jamie did not report being bullied does not mean that he wasn't.  It also does not mean that societal data did not still haunt him and that one form of bullying could just as easily be being ignored and marginalized.

Click here to read the full story on Jamie Hubley

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