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Posted by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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This post is for the mothers that said they would be upset if their child was gay.

This post is for the mothers that said their husbands would disown their children if they were gay.

This post is for the mothers who said they will tell their children that being gay is wrong, or immoral, when their children tell them they are gay.

This post is for the mothers who are intolerant of gays. This could be your child if things don't change.

Better to have a dead son than a gay one, though, right?

When is it time to say enough is enough?

It starts at HOME. Intolerance needs to STOP and it can only STOP if YOU STOP IT!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/eric-james-borges-gay-teen-who-made-it-gets-better-video-commits-suicide/2012/01/13/gIQAbAfywP_blog.html

Eric James Borges, gay teen who made ‘It Gets Better’ video, commits suicide

Following a rash of suicides among gay teens last year, a 19-year-old gay filmmaker who recorded an “It Gets Better” video committed suicide this week, the blog Queer Landia reported Thursday.


Eric James Borges (YouTube)
Eric James Borges, of Visalia, Calif., was a volunteer at the Trevor Project, an organization that works to prevent suicides against LGBT youth. The Trevor Project confirmed Queer Landia’s report.

“He was a volunteer teaching suicide prevention, so he knew what counseling was available to him,” Laura McGuinnis, a spokeswoman for the Trevor Project, told the Post. “Unfortunately suicide is so complicated, so rooted in mental illness, that it is difficult to know why he made that decision. It is very, very sad.”

According to the Trevor Project, LGBT youths whose parents reject them for their sexuality are eight times more at risk for suicide than teens whose parents accept them.

In his video for “It Gets Better,” a project in which adults tell kids someday their lives will be brighter, Borges talked about the homophobia he experienced. He said his “extremist Christian” family called him “disgusting,” and kicked him out of the house in October. He recounted an instance in which he said his mother performed an exorcism to try to make him straight.

He also said that he dropped out of high school because of physical and public assaults by his peers. But Borges said it had gotten better for him. “You will love, be loved, and I love you...You are not alone,” he said.


Other recent cases of gay teen suicides that drew wide attention: Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University student, last year jumped off a bridge after his roommate allegedly videotaped him having sex with another man. Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old New York high school freshman, killed himself after his classmates bullied him. Rodemeyer had also made an “It Gets Better” video.

Researchers at the University of Arizona and New York University have now launched a nationwide study, hoping to identify causes for high risk among this group, and prevent suicides like Borges’ in the future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InWhEIaCFkg

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blessed.life
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM
That is so sad.
I'd be very disappointed if my child was gay but I would accept them <3
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MisfitInTN
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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Ummm ok I will still teach my children that being gay is wrong and that marriage is the union between one man and one woman.
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randomosityblog
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM


Quoting blessed.life:

That is so sad.
I'd be very disapoonted Ted if my child were gay but I would accept them <3

I'm sure they'd pick up on the disappointment. :(

..Kandy.Korn..
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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This makes me so incredibly sad. So sad. I agree with you, Sadie...it needs to stop.
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randomosityblog
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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Quoting MisfitInTN:

Ummm ok I will still teach my children that being gay is wrong and that marriage is the union between one man and one woman.

Yep cuz dead kids are better than gay kids, right?!

..Kandy.Korn..
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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What a shame.

Quoting MisfitInTN:

Ummm ok I will still teach my children that being gay is wrong and that marriage is the union between one man and one woman.
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alwayskk
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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That breaks my heart. I don't know how anyone with a heart can read this and say they will still teach this to their children. It's disgusting.

blessed.life
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:15 PM
I wouldn't kick my child out and id try my best to be supportive.

Its just not what I would have hoped for.




Quoting randomosityblog:


Quoting blessed.life:

That is so sad.

I'd be very disapoonted Ted if my child were gay but I would accept them <3

I'm sure they'd pick up on the disappointment. :(


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Grumpylilpixy
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:15 PM

He was from my home town. It's sad, but like I said before I will cross that bridge if it happens.


randomosityblog
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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Quoting alwayskk:

That breaks my heart. I don't know how anyone with a heart can read this and say they will still teach this to their children. It's disgusting.

I don't understand it either. Do they just think THEIR kids will never be gay, so it's not "their" problem? Even though their kids FRIENDS could be gay and could end up dead? What is the "logic" behind it?

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