A Detroit man has been charged in an attempted robbery and shooting that left one gay man dead and another critically injured. The incident is the latest in a string of attacks against gay men targeted through a popular LGBTQ dating app. Prosecutors allege the victims were targeted due to their sexual orientation and that Nelson, 26, used Grindr to "locate the victims," according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. Nelson was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, assault and using a firearm during a felony.
9-year-old boy commits suicide after he's bullied for coming out, mother says
9-year-old Denver boy dies by suicide after being bullied at school, mother says - CBS News
A Colorado mother says her 9-year-old son took his life last week because of anti-gay bullying from his classmates. And I said, 'I still love you,'" Pierce told the news station on Sunday. Statistics show the LGBT community faces issues of suicide at a higher rate than the general population. Advocates speak out to let the community know there is hope. The 9-year-old was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Documentary Explores 2008 Murder Of Gay Teen In Oxnard Classroom
At 15, Lawrence King was small—5 feet 1 inch—but very hard to miss. In January, he started to show up for class at Oxnard, Calif. Green Junior High School decked out in women's accessories.
Her son, Jamel Myles, 9, had killed himself last week, and she was still struggling with the basics. Jamel, a fourth grader at Joe Shoemaker Elementary School in Denver, hanged himself in his bedroom last Thursday, according to the county coroner, and his death has plunged a mother into despair and a community into disbelief. Pierce says her son committed suicide after a year in which he and his older sister were bullied frequently at school. Over the summer, he had told his mother he was gay.