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Death of Gay Porn Star Dimitri Kane, 20, Ruled a Suicide

RIP Dimitri. I have been waiting for the final ruling of death to post anything about Dimitri Kane’s passing. Gay porn star Dimitri Kane took his own life at the age of 20, a medical examiner has found. The young performer from Jersey Shore, real name Constanti Moraitis, was found to have committed suicide on 22 November. […]

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14 Yr Old Trans Boy, Fourth Trans Teen Suicide in San Diego this Year

A 14-year-old boy has become the fourth transgender teen to die by suicide in San Diego County since March. Emmett Castle took his life at his father’s Mission Valley home last Saturday (3 October), KGTVreported. Emmett came out as transgender last summer and was quickly accepted by his parents. However, misgendering by classmates hurt him and […]

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Teen Lesbian Kills Herself After Mom Beats Her for Being Gay | South Africa

Above photo from The Trevor Project A teenager in South Africa’s rural town of Bethlehem has killed herself apparently because of her family’s unwillingness to accept her sexuality. It all began when the young woman was suspected of smoking, the bereaved mother told news24.com, asking the media not to identify her daughter. ‘My son came to me […]

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Gay Men are 5 Times More Likely to Commit Suicide Says Survey

  FS Magazine surveyed over 600 gay men who all admit to having experienced mental health issues. Ranging from 17 to over 65, their different lives and experiences have common threads which echo throughout. FS Mag recently surveyed over 600 gay men and asked them to answer a series of questions revolving around health issues. The survey […]

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Study Reveals Terrifying Statistics About LGBT Youth And Suicide

  Source: Huffington Post     Each year, one out of every three gay or lesbian students in the San Francisco Unified School District reportedly attempts suicide. For transgender students, that number jumps to nearly one in two.   These statistics were captured in a 2011 survey of nearly 5,000 SFUSD middle and high school students developed […]

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New National Strategy For Suicide Prevention Calls For More Data On LGBT Communities

Suicide has become a major source of concern for LGBT communities over the last several years. In the new 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, the Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention highlight the disproportionately heavy impact of suicide on the LGBT population: The prevalence of suicide attempts among gay and bisexual […]

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Talking About Suicide and LGBT Populations: World Suicide Prevention Week

A guide for talking about suicide more safely, while advancing vital public discussions about preventing suicide. This will be the most important topic that we will and could ever post on Accidental Bear website. We have personally lost a dozen friends to suicide due to depression and anxiety. Don not be afraid to talk about […]

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Study: Religion Increases Likelihood Of Suicide Attempts For LGBT People

A new study presented this week at the European Symposium of Suicide and Suicidal Behavior examines the suicide attempt rate among Israeli youth, finding that it was much higher than reported in official statistics. Among LGBT youth, 20 percent reported suicide attempts, 112 times the rate of the general population in Israel. In particular, those who were […]

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7-Year-Old’s Suicide is a Result of Bullying: Shocks Detroit Community

Where were the adults! freep.com reports: Peering through the keyhole of a locked door in her family’s home near Detroit’s New Center, a 14-year-old girl saw the unthinkable: her 7-year-old brother hanging from a bunk bed with a belt around his neck, a police report says. The girl alerted her mother and called 911. The mother […]

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Researchers Publish ‘Best Practices’ For LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention

Researchers at the Family Acceptance Project have produced a new series of resources aimed at identifying best practices for preventing LGBT young people from committing suicide. The first of the multi-lingual guides, “Supportive Families, Healthy Children,” helps families understand how reactions to their children’s LGBT identity can have a big impact on increasing or minimizing suicide risk […]

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Food For Thought: When Your Therapist Commits Suicide by Chuck Gomez

Chuck Gomez Playwright, former Emmy Award-winning television news journalis Nothing prepares you for the shock of learning that the person you thought had all the answers in life didn’t really have them at all. My therapist committed suicide, checking out of a life that many perceived as an almost perfect one. Bob Bergeron was the […]

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SFPD “It Gets Better” Video

Mayor Lee & Chief Suhr Unveil First of its Kind LGBT Youth Video. The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) along with Mayor Ed Lee is proud to announce the debut of the “SFPD It Gets Better” video project as part of the nationwide campaign to end bullying of LGBT youth. The video provides a message […]

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Family, Friends Hold Vigil for Bullied Gay Teen Who Committed Suicide

Fresh into the New Year, 2012, and the death toll of bullied teenagers rise fast. CASHMERE, Wash. — Family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil on Friday evening to remember 14-year-old Rafael Morelos, who hanged himself on Sunday, Jan. 29. Rafael was openly gay, and friends said he was bullied because of it. Rafael’s mother, Malinda […]

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Kim Kardashian Donates $50K to Trevor Project

Ok, Ok, I am not usually one to even notice the Kardashians. I mean, they seem like nice girls and some good T&A. They are, what they are, nothing more, nothing less. The one with the big butt, Kim Kardashian, just donated $50K to the Trevor Project, and that to my knowledge is the first thing she has done […]

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ANOTHER Gay Teen Took His Life Because of Bullying

We are living in a time where there is plenty of information out there on bullying, homophobia and tolerance, but it is still not enough. Imperfect world, another special young man took his life because of bullying. This information on how to spot and stop bullying needs to be implemented into the raising of our […]

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Suicide Survivor: It’s Gotten Better Video

An emotional confessional of a young mans struggle with coming out which lead to a suicide attempt in his dorm room. After the acceptance of himself as gay,  and getting the much-needed attention of family and professionals, he is doing remarkably better and has moved on with his life. Share your coming out story HERE For […]

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Bullying Claims Another Victim, 14 Yr Old Inspired Leader of Other Families

A letter written to Marlo Thomas, Award-winning actress, author, and activist: Hi Marlo – Our son Kameron was bullied relentlessly and committed suicide on January 18th. He was 14 years old. In lieu of flowers we asked for donations be made to St Jude’s, my mom’s favorite for decades. I know you’re busy, but just wondering of you […]

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EricJames Borges, 19, Killed Himself Wednesday After Having Endured a Traumatic Coming-Out Experience

Knowing the outcome and tragedy almost makes this video unbearable to view. Friends say EricJames Borges, 19, killed himself Wednesday after having endured a traumatic coming-out experience. This should not still be happening in 2012. Ericjames was near and involved with resources helping other LGBTQ individuals find peace in who they are, The Trevor Project, yet still […]

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Facebook Launches Suicide Prevention Effort

Facebook is stepping up to the plate and creating a resource that gives users who have expressed suicidal thoughts the option to connect directly with a crisis counselor via Facebook chat. Don’t worry you bitchy comments, tasteless party pics and angry rants won’t be interrupted. This new initiative is dependent on people speaking up when they feel […]

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Statement from Councillor Hubley on his son James’ Suicide

Yesterday I had posted the tear jerking story of 15-year-old Ottawa teen Jamie Hubley, who took his own life after being bullied one to many times, but  that wasn’t the only reason he did it.. Released today by his father, Kanata South Councillor Allan Hubley, is a touching statment, remembering the too short life of a […]

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11 Year Old Disabled Boy’s Suicide Over Bullying

No, not again! Someones needs to be held accountable and a finger needs to pointed at someone. I point my finger right, smack dab in the middle of the foreheads of the parents of these bullies. This is beyond disgusting and unacceptable. What will it take for this to stop? Is all this media attention […]

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Queer News Round-up: Pope, NFL, Gay Mormon Commits Suicide, Chick-fil-A Protested,

Pope Calls for Unity Against Same-Sex Marriage Pope Benedict XVI called for Christians to unite behind the idea that marriage is between one man and one woman during a visit to Germany. He described the Catholic Church’s beliefs as facing a number of threats, and he included same-sex marriage on the list. “Knowing, too, the value of […]

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National Suicide Prevention Week Sept 4 – 10: The Trevor Project “Talk To Me,” Campaign

During National Suicide Prevention Week, join Kevin McHale and The Trevor Project for “Talk To Me,” a campaign for conversation. Visit our website to learn how you can participate. And remember: If you or someone you know ever needs help, please call The Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7. Or visit http://www.TheTrevorProject.org. […]

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Great Loss; 15 yr old, Jumped to his Death

Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me, may need to be updated. I cry in my coffee this morning. ______________________________________________________ Schoolboy, 15, jumped to his death after rumors he was gay via www.pinknews.co.uk A Gloucestershire teenager jumped to his death after rumours circulated that he was gay, an inquest has heard. […]