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Italian Teen Commits Suicide Over Anti-Gay Bullying

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Monday Aug 12, 2013
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A 14-year-old Italian teen committed suicide due to anti-gay bullying he endured, Pink News reports.

The boy, who resided in Rome, took his life last Friday at 2 a.m. by throwing himself from a balcony after being subjected to anti-gay bullying online and at school. He left behind two messages apologizing to his family. One was on a USB drive, and the other was handwritten.

"I am a homosexual, no one understands my drama, and I do not know how to make it acceptable to my family," one of the notes read, according to Pink News.

Local police found text messages of anti-gay bullying on the teen’s cell phone. The teen’s friends apparently did not know that he was gay.

In a related incident, LGBT Nation reports that an out 15-year-old Italian student, who regularly wore pink clothes, hanged himself in November 2012 after being a victim of daily anti-gay bullying online and at school.

Italy currently does not have any laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination in public. The country currently does not recognize marriage equality.

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  • Anonymous, 2013-08-12 21:08:34

    Nothing changes with humans,pecking order....


  • DerekJA, 2013-08-13 10:01:53

    ..... and heartless Fuks. Adults need to change and teach their little offspring tolerance. No one should have to be made to feel so bad that their only answer is death. Just too sad. This poor kid now misses out on the chance to make and live an amazing life for himself. I hope that all the haters are found and  prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Let them live with this on their conscience for all their days.


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