Dan Savage was looking for a way to reach out to every gay kid in high school and...
Billy had been suspended from school that day. Friends say he was fighting back with cuss words against the bullies. They say girls were harassing him in class when he stood up and let the words spew. He was suspended.
I imagine that there are reasons for keeping certain details out of the papers, and ways of making it happen.
What is your point, delmoi? Who cares if he was actually gay? Does it make it less life-destroying to be the butt of homophobic bullying if what they're accusing you of isn't even true? He was FIFTEEN. He may not have even known for sure whether he was gay.
I'm not sure it's so simple. If you look at the constant use of "fag" and "nigger," then yes, it looks like a cesspool. But have you actually read some of the things anons post about themselves when they're not fucking around?
Sadly, this isn't the first story I've read in the past few weeks about teenagers, gay or perceived as gay, who have committed suicide.
"A host of young Broadway stars came together to record a song in the hopes of calling further attention to the problem of suicide among LGBT youth. The song, written by composer and lyricists Jay Kuo and Blair Shepard, embraces the theme of 'It Gets Better' and will be available for download via iTunes on October 19th. Proceeds will benefit a terrific cause - The Trevor Project. What's just as good is that is the fact that the song is actually catchy"*
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