Results tagged “suicide” from Last Word

"It's wrong, you know, we can't have this anymore in our society.... Feeling like I wanted to die myself, and knowing I couldn't -- I had more family -- I needed to fight back. And so, it come to me to walk ... trying to educate people on acceptance. The bullying comes from not accepting people for who they ... [Read]

"Those who identify as mostly gay may be expressing an ambivalence about identifying as gay or lesbian due to living in unsupportive environements or getting messages that it's not okay to be gay or lesbian. It may take them more time to work through this ambivalence, particularly since early adulthood continues to be a time of great transition." -Dr. Sharon ... [Read]

A 14-year-old gay boy, Phillip Parker, took his own life on Friday. Reports are coming out that he was the focus of bullying at Gordonsville High School in Tennessee. His parents, Gena and Phillip Parker, told WSMV that their son had been treated badly because he was gay. His mother told cameras at a vigil on Saturday, "That was his ... [Read]

''[Jamie] was the kind of boy that loved everybody.... He couldn't understand why everyone would be so cruel to him about something as simple as skating.... Why do people have to be cruel to our children when all they want to do is be loved?'' Allan Hubley, father of Jamie Hubley, a gay teen who reportedly took his own ... [Read]

The parents of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer went on the Today show this morning to discuss their son's suicide. His mother, Tracy Rodemeyer, told host Ann Curry about another disturbing incident: Some schoolmates who bullied Jamey reveled in the fact that he had taken his life. His father, Tim, said that ''they have no heart:'' "It was the first day of ... [Read]

"There was no bias, no intimidation and there was no bullying done. Nor was there any bullying intended or bias intended." Steven Altman, attorney for Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers student who came to national attention in September 2010 when he secretly broadcast on the internet a video feed of his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having a sexual encounter with another ... [Read]

''He was a small young man.  His heart showed slight swelling. It was slightly enlarged.  This was a secondary finding.'' Latest update from KSAX about gay high school student Lance Lundsten who passed away from undetermined causes. Details continue to trickle out from this case, and Wednesday afternoon, KSAX quoted Douglas County Medical Examiner, Mark Spandbauer, as saying that ... [Read]

[Update: Medical Examiner determines Lundsten did not die from enlarged heart.] Lance's father called KSAX and said he received a call from the coroner saying Lance had an enlarged heart and died of a coronary edema. He said he believed it was not a suicide. From a TV news station in Miltona, Minnesota, regarding the sudden death of 18-year-old ... [Read]

''When the forensic evidence from all the seized computers is revealed, the truth will come out.... Nothing was transmitted beyond one computer and what was seen was only viewed for a matter of seconds.'' Dharun Ravi's attorney, Steven Altman, trying to correct the notion that his client and a friend, Molly Wei, watched his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having gay sex ... [Read]

''jumping off the GW bridge sorry'' The last Facebook post of Tyler Clementi, a violinist and Rutgers University freshman who committed suicide on September 22. His roommate, Dharun Ravi, and a classmate, Molly Wei, allegedly used a webcam to watch and broadcast the 18-year-old's sexual encounter with another male. (New Jersey Star-Ledger) Dharun bragged about his invasion of Clementi's ... [Read]

''That's absolutely inaccurate — it's completely false. I did not hallucinate phone calls to counselors and assistant principals. We have no reason to make this up. … It's like they're calling us liars.... We want justice. The people here need to be held responsible and to be stopped. It did happen. There are witnesses everywhere.... I hope [you bullies are] happy ... [Read]

''Kevin McGee believes death is much better than life.'' Last communication from Kevin McGee, a TV producer who was legally separated from Matt Lucas 2008. Lucas is the co-star of the UK and HBO comedy series called ''Little Britain,'' and was quite bothered at the time of being involved in the world's first celebrity divorce. T The Daily Mail ... [Read]

''We are very upset and saddened by their conclusion,” the Durkins said. “We have borne an extraordinary amount of pain over the past nine months, compounded by a protracted and at times ambiguous investigation. We now need time and privacy to grieve, and let our Ciara finally rest in peace.'' Portion of a statement from the family of Ciara ... [Read]

"Around midnight, they poured kerosene on their body and set themselves on fire. They appear to have hugged each other during the final moments of their life." An investigating officer relaying information in the deaths of two married women, Christy Jayanthi Malar, 38, and Rukmani, 40, who's families berated and physically abused them for their long-running relationship, much of ... [Read]