Shame on you.
This story is just horrible.
An aspiring Goonie, 17, was “thrown into a wall, made to strip naked, hit in the head with a beer can, cut with a box cutter and sodomized with the wooden handle of a plunger,” Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said.
I can hardly write this post, it’s that horrible. The first thing I thought was ‘why do we have such a hard time understanding why young LGBTQ members try or do kill themselves?’.
With the fight for marriage equality, non-discrimination legislation and DADT repeal failing or taking years to make any progress constantly in the news and stories of hate-crimes happening almost daily, we really need to look at how society pushes these kids into a life so painful that suicide is their only option.
It’s a sad thing.
If you or someone you know needs help call ‘The Trevor Project a nonprofit endeavor established to promote acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group.’ at 1866-488-7386