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Gay Teen Eric James Borge Commits Suicide

Posted by Mark Snyder on January 15, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Eric Borge said that the  horror began in kindergarten and never stopped.  According to the New York Daily News the other students always seemed to know he was “different” and honed in on him as a target for abuse.

Of his Junior high school experience, Borge reported, “I could not talk or go anywhere without someone saying or doing something,”

“I was stalked, spit on, ostracized and physically assaulted.”

“My name was not Eric, it was f-----t.”

 

What makes Eric's story all the sadder and more ironic, Eric was a film maker who had just completed the IT GETS BETTER video for The Trevor Project, a crisis support organization for Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Youth. 

Bullied even in college, by his own accounts, Borge ended his own life at the age of 19.

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