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teen suicides

  • 28th April 2012

    Utah: Gay teenager commits suicide 52

    A candlelit vigil will be held for Jack Reese on Wednesday (Photo: Facebook)

    8:47 PM — A 17-year old from Mountain Green, Utah, has killed himself due to homophobic bullying, local media organisations report.

  • 17th April 2012

    Gay teen from Iowa commits suicide 94

    Kenneth Weishuhn Jr. allegedly received death threats on his mobile phone (Photo: YouTube)

    11:19 PM — A gay teenager from Iowa has taken his own life after his family and friends say that he received death threats on his mobile phone from his classmates, who also made him the subject of a hate group on Facebook.

  • 29th October 2010

    Stonewall launches own message for gay teenagers 33

    Stonewall launched the It Gets Better Today campaign

    2:01 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched its own version of the US It Gets Better YouTube campaign for bullied gay teenagers. 'It Gets Better Today' tells young people that they do not have to wait for their lives to improve because the UK already has civil partnerships, out gay soldiers and parental rights for gay people.

  • 22nd October 2010

    Video: Barack Obama tells gay kids ‘It will get better’ 31

    Barack Obama joined the It Gets Better campaign

    10:42 AM — US president Barack Obama has become the most high-profile figure to join a campaign to stop gay teen suicides. He recorded a short video for the It Gets Better YouTube project, which aims to encourage bullied gay teenagers that their lives will improve.

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