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The LGBT community in Huntsville, Alabama is rallying in support of a 15-year-old 9th grader who took his own life after being bullied for being openly homosexual.

Nigel Shelby was out and proud. The flamboyant 9th grader proudly wore his homosexual orientation on his clothing at Huntsville High School.

The school's administration say the staff is trained to be all inclusive and accepting of LGBT youth. But Nigel's fellow students are a different story. Some of them were offended by his openness.

Some students attacked the 9th grader in school and in posts on social media. He took his own life last Thursday, telling his followers he had been bulled about his sexuality.

But the bullying didn't end with his last breath. At least one adult taunted the teen after death.

An officer who works for the Madison County Sheriff's Office sparked backlash on social media after he made a post mocking Nigel's death.

Deputy Jeff Graves wrote a Facebook post under an article by a homosexual group trying to raise funds to spread awareness about bullying faced by the LGBT community.

In his post, Graves changed the meaning of the acronym LGBTQ to "Liberty. Guns. Bible. Trump. BBQ." He added, "That's my kind of LGBTQ. I'm seriously offended that there is such as thing such as this movement."

He continued: "Society cannot and should not accept this [homosexual] behavior. I have a right to be offended and will always be offended by this face movement which requires no special attention but by persons with an altered ego and fake agenda."

He defended his post as "freedom of speech."

In a statement on Monday, the Madison County Sheriff's Office confirmed Graves had been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome" of an investigation.

"The sheriff's office holds all its employees to a high standard, and the public can be assured that a thorough and complete audit will be conducted and appropriate action will be taken.

A GoFundMe account created by Nigel's family raised $26,000 for his funeral costs.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, someone is waiting to speak with you at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The hotline is available 24 hours-a-day.
 

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  • bemetoo

    I wonder what he will do when his son or daughter turns out to be gay

  • the guest

    A young person killed himself because of the cruelty of others.

    This is tragic.

  • Yoni7

    Kill the son or daughter, then make a phn call to his male butt buddy that he's been fukkin' since he was hired onto the force to help him cover it up.

  • Blue

    This,

  • WutizstillHERE!

    If he is let go.. he will just go to the nearest county and be hired that same day.. https://media2.giphy.com/media/3oAt2dA6LxMkRrGc0g/giphy.gif

  • Chhzz

    its parents ultimate duty to teach kids self esteem and love for themselves first.
    my heart goes out to this child.

  • sunni_daze

    I honestly thought these kids were doing better than the generations before them when it came to acceptance. RIP young man.

  • Inconvenient Truth

    Tolerance is a two way street. The reason some people remain so iritated by the LGBTQ community is that they preach tolerance for their lifestyle but refuse to tolerate the beliefs of others. They only further isolate those that disagree with their lifestyle. Today's society assaults people with rhetoric demanding tolerance for outlier behaviors and lifestyles but openly and aggressively attack, demonize and threaten people with moderate and or traditional beliefs. Then to add insult to injury the berate faith and arguments rooted in a moral premise. It's wrong, abusive and aggressive and they won't win everyone over with those tactics. You want tolerance then try being tolerant. Everyone does not have to believe that gay is best way.

  • WinterIsComing

    So what were the parents doing while the teen was getting bullied and suffered from suicidal thoughts? They didn’t talk to their child? See a difference in his behavior? Read his social media posts?

  • WinterIsComing

    Folks with THAT much concern over what gay folks have going on always throws up a red flag

  • Inconvenient Truth

    Why is it that this community steps out on their sexuality first? Hetero people don't go around asserting themselves as hetero before anyone knows anything else about them. This pageantry and bullying of people who won't bend the knee to the home lifestyle is only causing normal people who don't hate gays to become indifferent to their struggles. We are all being bullied by a single digit segment of the overall population. This agenda is becoming complete insanity. Everyone is expected to bow to that community and it's just flabbergasting. Black folks have nowhere near the right of the gay community; smh.

  • DeJeri

    Those were my thoughts EXACTLY.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    BEING GAY DOES NOT WARRANT DEATH.

    Bible thumpers are (at times) THE most evil spirited people. Just because a person is different doesn’t mean they deserve to die or be mistreated.

    As long as murder and molestation aren’t taking place IDGAF!

  • kennedy220

    I have no clue how I made it through.black, growing , up in the south, gay, shy, beat up, introverted, closeted for most of my teen life but people knew and I'm still here. I think about how my parents whom are super religious didn't turn on me after coming out, even after all those years of oh this is a man, this is what a man does, don't be like that guy, it's not right.....being gay and teased has defiantly had it's effects on me but I never wanted to kill myself

  • WinterIsComing

    No need to be tolerant to intolerant folks particularly when their “moral code” is based in archaic belief systems void of logic. I don’t respect the belief systems of racists, bigots, or the religious. They spend too much time caring about what other folks do particularly when those behaviors don’t bring any harm to others. Nothing wrong with being gay. It isn’t contagious but the folks that rally against it the loudest are the closested ones and act like you can catch it.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Hetero is clearly the norm, whereas as gay may not be. Perhaps that is why.

    So what are black gays supposed to do? If you can’t empathize with the gay part, at least the black part.

    Why would you want to further marginalize another black person?

  • WhoKnew

    This is so tragic and heartbreaking. Yet parents continue to want to push a 2 year old to be gay. Why in the name of Jesus would anyone want to hurt a child's emotional development? Why? I can't with this.

    R.I.P. young soldier.

  • WinterIsComing

    That’s exactly why.

  • Kimocha

    A lot of ppl who go around hating & bullying homosexuals usually end up with a kid or grandkid that comes out being the exact thing they hate... So Mr. Graves better hope & pray (with that bible) that the thing he hates won't come biting him in the ass & become his reality one day bc karma is definitely real & God don't like ugly hateful ppl... May Nigel RIP

  • wigmon68

    as a 9th grader (9-12 high school), I face verbal and physical abuse fairly often (nothing to do with sexuality). on the baseball team, I had mud smeared in my face, knocked down into mud puddles while running, equipment thrown at me, etc. I never mentioned it to my parents, some friends knew but never talked about it. I just had more self worth than to worry about the actions of juniors and seniors and was focused more on what I was doing than what others were.

    The problem with many teens is that they don't have self worth. This kid most likely committed suicide not because of bullying, but because of a bigger reason.

  • wigmon68

    I think that was his point. most LBGQT folks aren't tolerant of anyone that doesn't agree lock stock and barrel with their agenda. There is plenty of intolerance to go around, but the LBGQT community is probably the most intolerant bunch of folks around.

  • Trace da Ace

    My heart breaks for this baby....all he wanted to do was live his best life.....and not be put down because of that. Everybody wants to quote the bible ....well the bible also says "THOU SHALT NOT JUDGE"......seems some folks miss that message....see...let me clock out and go...cause yall know me when it comes to dem babies.....I canna.....later roses!

  • Cheese eggs

    Other than the fact that the young man committed suicide, what proof is there that his parents didn't due their due diligence? He was out and proud so he most probably had the support of someone in his family. His family may have not been the issue. Suicide is NOT about one thing. It's about many.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    The yt media driven community is.

    Black LGBT is ‘a whole nother’ animal.

  • ALLMINE?

    Every "gay" news story in 2019 is about a black person.

  • Inconvenient Truth

    They same way you dismiss faith as being illogical is the same knee jerk behavior that caused that cop to make the post. Historians have proven the existence of king Saul and numerous other biblical characters but religion is illogical? Your response proves the hypothesis. Tolerance breeds tolerance and vice versa. It's not about caring what other people do it's about being forced to agree with something you don't believe or be censored so you don't loose everything. It's a human being thinking that the most important thing about them is who they sleep with; that's juvenile and irrational. The LGBTQ community has become a most savage gang. No one will force me to agree when I don't or believe what I don't.

  • KcoolMuziq

    PSALM:23

  • morenYAHdelsur

    A disproportionate number of black gays are targeted and hurt constantly. I’m glad they’re talking about it because it usually gets swept under the rug.

  • Bashi22

    Where, are his parents we have to be more vigilant with our kids being that children are now apart of that gay group identity who are now living out loud.

  • Trey

    smh...raise your kids!!!!!!!!

  • LexGirl

    You ain't lying!!! I despise ppl that judge! ONLY GOD SITS THAT HIGH & I'M PRETTY SURE HE IS NOT HIRING!!!!

  • Kimisan Waya

    So true. I know four families from my childhood church that were harsh towards non-Christians, gays, people who had kids outside of marriage...etc. These people were holier than thou, judgmental and harsh. Fifteen years down the line, each family had a kid that came out the closet. Mind you, these were families with lots of kids (quiverfull), so I don't know how they thought they wouldn't end up with a gay child.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Good question. I’d like the think he had a loving home, but perhaps he did not.

    This is incredibly sad.

  • SpillyNillie

    My heart breaks for them as well. They take on so much. It's tough going through puberty, starting high school, trying to find a group of friends to mesh well with (regardless of sexual orientation), etc. Then you throw being gay in the mix. It's TOO MUCH! I'm an adult and thinking about it gives a me a certain level of anxiety.

  • Beloved Jordan

    all these gay kids in the world ..wonder why he felt isolated. My son is in highschool, although he is not gay, its hella gay boys up there..just saying..R.I.P

  • Inconvenient Truth

    Normal people decide whether to befriend a person based on personality, similar interests etc.. not because of who they sleep with. Be a person first not a sexuality (crazy that that has to even be said). These days people feel like the have to befriend the gay co worker etc. Even if they are an awful person with an awful attitude and demeanor just because LGBTQ is the "wave" and they can't afford to be branded homo/transphobic. I see it every day at work in corporate america, people being figuratively hostage to demonstrate tolerance to the agenda.

  • dru and neil

    Poor baby. I wish he could have understood that this too shall pass. It always bothers me when I hear of a young person taking their life. Bullies aren’t going anywhere, even in adulthood, you will encounter bullies on the job. You got to push through it.

  • dru and neil

    My heart breaks for him too.

  • Yup, I said it

    Keep your kids off social media!!!! Everyone doesn't think like you. Social media is not your household. You can only control what happens under your roof. When you let your kids get on social media,they aren't only connecting with their classmates from down the road. They may be talking to people from countries that promote racism and discrimination of homosexuals. To all the parents who think the world bends to your way of thinking; you need to grow up so you can be a parent and prepare your child for the world outside of the one you created.

  • WinterIsComing

    1) My post and that bigot cop’s post are not coming from the same place furthermore our points are on the opposite spectrum. Particularly when he’s promoting a fictional character called god and I am Supporting a real marginalized group of people. 2) Just because the bible may have gotten certain historical figures correct in its rendition it does not prove that dogma to be any more truthful than any other dogmas that have been written. It doesn’t make that book any less of a pile of dog shit 3) In order for there to be tolerance you MUST be intolerant to intolerance-there have been scholarly articles written about this particularly focusing on the Nazi occupation and racism. I’ll be glad to send them your way. 4) Those that oppose homosexuality make the biggest deal out of it by denying folks services, goods, jobs and marriage.Gay folks are just tyring to live their lives. Keep being obsessed with gayness though.

  • Chhzz

    I know. as a kid who attempted it, as an adult who struggles with it, I know what it stems from and the many things that may contribute to it. but for a child to commit suicide there were warning signs that were missed,
    in know way am I faulting the parents as I have known some parents of kids who committed suicide
    but I find that children with great relationships with there parents, whos parents instill, self love and pride seldom experience this. also teaching your child to have an open line of communication with the parents.
    sorry but the parents should have known he was been bullied and for sure should have been monitoring his social media.
    who lets there child have unfiltered access to social media where the world can comment on there child's status?

  • Kimocha

    Yes, I believe it bc the bible that these hateful, judgmental ppl be using against folks says that when you judge, you will be judged back... God made it a universal law that everything that you do WILL come back to you.... And it's too bad hateful ignorant folks don't get that part!... Smdh

  • ALLMINE?

    I agree

  • WinterIsComing

    It definitely is. Smh.

  • Chhzz

    why did you never tell your parents? who taught you self worth? you did not feel comfortable telling your parents?

  • dru and neil

    I got a good friend who is Christian, one of the sweetest people you could ever meet - until homosexuality comes up - then it’s like she’s a totally different person. I don’t understand why Christians get so hateful towards gays. Just mind your business.

  • Chhzz

    for me my problem was my parents domestic violence, me being adopted, me not having anyone to process the violence I saw, me struggling with sexuality, many problems but one root cause. parents not being active in my life,.

  • GeorgiaH

    Lie and media propaganda. Blacks are concerned about the third world rates of HIV overwhelmingly spread by gay black men. If whites had the same HIV rates as blacks, there would be a serious discussion of a national quarantine, facts.

  • GeorgiaH

    I don't

  • Blak

    Teens are now committing suicide at tremendous rates for being bullied while kids of my generation fought their bullies and moved on with their lives. why are kids so incredibly sensitive and suicidal? I feel that being a victim and gay is the latest trend and can't even be taken seriously anymore

  • Inconvenient Truth

    Your post comes from the exact same place; anger rooted in your intolerance of an alternative perspective and or belief. The language isn't the same (of course) but the root reasoning process is spot on. Furthermore, you're intolerance won't force me to believe something I don't.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ....many problems, but one root cause. parents not being active in my life.

    This is what I try to explain to my readers. Parents bonding with their children is very important in a child's early development. Thank you for sharing. ??

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Right! Just mind your damn business! ?????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ?? ^^^ THIS!

  • WinterIsComing

    ???? WRONG. I’m not angry-I’m coming from a place of love and protection for marginalized human beings. You’re the one upset at these fabulous gays so pressed you wrote a book about it on here. I really don’t care if you stay a bigot forever. I’m not here to convince you. I simply LOVE telling the truth. Maybe one day you can come out the closet and live your best gay life once you’re done being tethered to religion. ?

  • Yup, I said it

    Kids today are sheltered. They havent been able to develop any coping skills. They have no idea how nasty the world really is. There parents are too busy sheltering them to teach them life skills. That's why drug abuse is so rampant now. People can't cope with their reality.

  • Inconvenient Truth

    Right...

  • Chhzz

    Hi Sandra.......thank you.
    it was actually your old post on similar subjects that help educate me as well.

  • ?HRH?_MYA

    Hot button topic, may the young man's soul find some peace and more happiness.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I can’t argue with the working world situation because I’ve seen this too.

    Sometimes the personality screams who they are LOL. Look at EJ!

  • WinterIsComing

    Lack of coping skills!!!!! I look around at the folks my age all drugged up on anxiety pills. Get shook when little things don’t go their way.

  • Sha

    I had this debate years ago with my girlfriend (she thinks differently from me) This is my opinion ONLY, there is a generation of weak kids, I was bullied. I had to fight back, the only way to confront a bully is head on. PERIOD, she left me alone once I whipped that ASS. I am by no means victimizing any victim, it is very sad what is happening with our children. Is social media the problem? we didn't have this in my days.I was physically bullied for my money the whole 3rd grade. Yes, but when I got into the 4th, shit was different.

  • WinterIsComing

    I agree. My cousin let her 9yo daughter have an open social media page where she posts videos and pics. I didn’t understand that-there could be predators following her online.

  • LeeSeeCee

    I don't understand either. We are not supposed to judge lest we be judged. I see people feeding the homeless, providing blankets, clothes etc., but when it comes to homosexuality, people become so damn cruel. I cannot even begin to imagine what a person experiences when conflicted about their sexuality (especially a child), the last thing I want to do is throw a stone or utter a harsh word. I LOVE and adore my gay family members and I only want them to find someone that makes them happy and LOVED. This life is HARD enough.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I just not getting these kids saying they are gay...so you mean to tell me that lil boy want someone to.....I’m just going to be quiet

  • Phillybruh

    Bullies are created, sometimes it does become to much and to have to go back each day. I personally would have taken my child out of the school he was old enough for an internet school. Those poor parents.

  • Inconvenient Truth

    Like you just did; you really are hypocrites and you really believe you're not. The epitome of the reason why millenials have such a hard time being taken seriously. You need to work on your coping skills; just saying.

  • WinterIsComing

    ????? lololololol I’m good but thanks for your concern sis. Appreciate it!

  • Phillybruh

    But they do, Whites gay males are still the majority of HIV cases, Blacks are just newer cases and tend to be clustered in the same area, why do you think the meds are so effective.

  • Yup, I said it

    They are all running around here acting like Joffrey off GOT. They wanna pure control what you think and say. Talking about "safe place." The concept of "lets agree to disagree" escape them. If your not for them your against them. They can't change a tire, make a decent bed or hand wash dishes but they are signed up for every LBGT club and association that exist. They have no survival skills, common sense, or shame and cant cope with life. They think cause and effect doesnt exist and that Murphy's Law was eradicated.

  • LeeSeeCee

    I was just thinking this as well, if I went the route of having kids. If my kid is being bullied, then I would definitely enroll in an online school or home school. The alternative of stressing out on a daily basis and worrying that my child is scared, hurt or afraid would have me on 10 and looking to fight/confront folks constantly. I think here in Texas, kids can take their classes online. Again, childless, so not really in the know on this stuff though..

  • Phillybruh

    And they can come to you, but not really because they don't want to be anymore of a burden they them being openly gay can be for a family.

  • MsSapphire9800

    These young children are committing suicide like it is normal...Never heard of some many suicides when I was in school. We had social interaction with each others versus sitting home in a lonely room on a phone or computer putting our lives out there for every stranger to state their opinion. We played with each others outside to the street lights came on...we call each other personally on the phone...we studied together and knew our neighbors as Mr. and Mrs. Also our parents never left us home alone without an adult watching.

  • Chicagowise

    Back in the day, you kept your mouth shut until you moved out of your parents' home. Back in the day, Facebook was a telephone and the people you befriended on the streets. There is such a thing as too much, too soon. These babies can't handle the full weight of being openly gay. The liberal media tells them everyone will accept them will open arms, but the truth is, a lot of those arms are waiting to get them in chokehold.

  • The Art

    I think the far reach of social media has a lot to do with it. Years ago you could escape the bullying once you got home from school. Now its like the 24 cycle of non-stop trolling, being excluded, and made fun of. If full grown adults can be driven into depression from FB posts and updates, imagine what can happen to a fragile minded child.

  • Phillybruh

    Be real here from gay man to gay man, some kids just couldn't hide even if they wanted to and it doesn't give people the right to make your life miserable because of something out of your control. He tried to own it as best he could.

  • Chicagowise

    That's exactly what I said. You can't give the keys to a Ferrari to someone who can't even ride a bike.

  • LeeSeeCee

    Look, they started prescribing those pills like CANDY in the late 80's. Can't cope, here's a pill. Saw college classmates snorting ground up pills.
    Crazy as hell what the pharma industry has done in the chase of the almighty $$.

  • Ryan

    Kids today ain't what they used to be cause their momma's/parents stay keeping their noses in their phones trying to get "Likes" for the very kids they are ignoring. Period.

  • WinterIsComing

    Xanax, coke and aderal smh.

  • Chicagowise

    True. Some people can't hide, but back then, IT wasn't advertised online. And most parents didn't allow their children to publicly flaunt it. These children need to pump their breaks.

  • LeeSeeCee

    I would be a freaking bomb shelter around my child if they told me they were gay, lol.

  • MJF

    So sad. RIP young man

  • Chicagowise

    This is a perfect example of a weaker and wiser generation.

  • The Art

    Yeah I agree. Kids are being sexualized and exposed to way too much by way of technology these days. Actively pursuing or determining their sexual orientation should be the last thing on their minds even if they can't hide the fact that they might be gay.

  • Yup, I said it

    Thats not being hypocritical thats preparing folks for life. When you get a new shiny car , everybody ain't gonna be happy. Some people will slash your tires. The government and insurance companies will bill you tax you and bleed you until you can barely afford it. Tis life. It really can be dog eat dog. So they need to learn to keep their business to themselves and keep a small tight circle of friends and don't go to Brunei if your gay because they ain't having it. You know life skills.

  • Chicagowise

    When I was 15, I was still a virgin. I had a crush on kid in my homeroom. He was obnoxious, but he was cute. He would insist that I walk him home. Once, he sang to me after school, and I daydreamed about it for weeks. That's beauty of innocence. The universe only knows what that kid was exposed to.

  • Yup, I said it

    No they weren't prescribing them like that. Now everybody is on a psychotropic, anxiety, uppers or, downers. In the 70's and 80's the only kids that took daily meds were the epileptics and diabetics.

  • Topic Influencer

    I agree Chicago. I actually do. This is why I dont feel its okay for that other situation with Gabby and step son. Im on both sides of the fence but I clearly said it opens him up to WAYYYYY too much. As a PRE-teen. He not even a full teen yet. Its all so sad and convoluted man.

  • Topic Influencer

    I agree with this too Philly. Lord its all so very tangled.

  • Rayscoty

    I think these suicides be more than some bully shit..

  • Phillybruh

    We can use online as an excuse but once a child was labeled gay at school or dirty or whatever it was over. That's what you where. Sure we didn't have Facebook when I was in school but the bullying wasn't any less relentless.

  • dru and neil

    She even got “weird” on me when I told her a couple people in my family were gay! Like I got control over that or something. She is staunchly against the gay community, otherwise she’d give you the shirt off her back. It’s strange.

  • Khaliah

    You said it, Ryan!!

  • Khaliah

    What gets me is that kids know so early nowadays that they're gay. Dip out a Pamper and talking about you gay. Baby girl dippin and draggin' at three months! Baby boy flaming and floating at 9 months. It's unbelievable. You used to be just a kid--now you're out and proud at 6 months

  • dru and neil

    I agree that with some, it cannot be hidden, even at an early age. I think I’ve said this on here before, but when I was in the third grade, we had an openly gay kid in class. He innocently declared to us that he “liked boys” all the time. There was no way that kid was hiding it, because he saw nothing wrong with it and neither did we. Nobody bullied him, we thought it was funny. I guess we were too young to be judgmental. We were only 8 years old and he knew who he was.

  • Thee Jaguar Doll

    Amen!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Again, I DONT understand kids , that cant even pee in the toilet right, know their gay. Some 4 and 5 yr old wannabe transgender and chyt. This needs to be investigated, this chyt not making since, this is to early

  • Dreamer

    And a lot of people who go around bullying homosexuals are in the closet themselves. Why else would they care that deep about what somebody else is doing? Smh.

  • Coco17

    I hate this kid took his life over getting bullied. Its sad. We got builled growing up all the time. My mom said long as they dont touch you dont worry about it. But if they touch you whoop their azz. And if u dont im going whoop you when you get home. This only made us tougher and ready for what the real world had in store for us. We had kids that we knew were gay at a young age but we never builled them. Back in the 80s and 90s we accepted people for who they were. This generation is so mean. And these adults are just as ignorant as the children...smh

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Social media has completely changed the game.

  • Thee Jaguar Doll

    Its very heartbreaking, I didn't even finish reading because I started crying as soon as I read the title. It's a shame that folks can't be themselves and Come as they are, Because they are harshly judged for who they are! People are fucked up & Evil and They seem to get younger & younger!

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    He was a freshman in high school?u know what your attracted to by that age.

  • Chicagowise

    True, but you got a break when you went home. You had a chance to regroup. With the internet, there is no break. Especially, if you lack the sense to log off or delete your profile.

  • Phillybruh

    Why is it hard to believe that they know they are different children are still capable of feelings and thought even if they can not verbalize completely. Its your job a parent to recognize these things and properly put in place safeguards for your child to navigate through. I thank God for my mother, because she knew I was gay as a child and did everything she could to protect me without anyone knowing why she was doing what she was doing. She shared some of the things she did when I was an adult but those things shaped me.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Period. That’s why when u “come out” it’s never really a shocker. Parents say “I knew before u knew”.

  • Chicagowise

    Would Gabby take a female child, the same age, to male strip show? I doubt it. Part of the problem is, most parents don't think boys need to be protected from overexposure to adult situations.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    I should stop being who I am because YOU feel uncomfortable?! Lmfao! The world we live in, I tell u.

  • Let them eat cake

    Totally agree.

  • Yup, I said it

    I agree that people have to accept other peoples differences. That doesn't mean we agree with them but we accept that everyone has differences. I accepted that the Wiccans are differnet from the Muslims etc. I accept that some people believe in plural marriages and that some people are downright racists to the core. It only becomes a problem when they get in my way. As long as they stay out of my way and don't try to block my happiness and blessing then believe what you want and love whomever you want (with consenting adults of course). I don't wanna know about it unless I ask. Don't tell me if you dont want my reaction

  • GeorgiaH

    Whites are a larger percentage of the population. Stop double talking trying to deflect and confuse. I will say again. If whites, had the same CURRENT HIV rates as blacks there would be a serious discussion of a national quarantine, facts.

    http://www.kff . org/hivaids/fact-sheet/black-americans-and-hivaids-the-basics/

    Today, there are more than 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S., including 468,800 who are Black.

    Although they represent only 12% of the U.S. population, Blacks account for a much larger share of HIV diagnoses (43%), people estimated to be living with HIV disease (42%), and deaths among people with HIV (43%) than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S.

    The rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 among Black adults/adolescents (41.1) was 8 times that of whites (5.1) and more than twice that of Latinos (16.1) in 2017 (see Figure 2).16 The rate for Black men (77.6) was the highest of any group, more than twice that of Latino men (36.4), the second highest group. Black women (24.9) had the highest rate among women.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Its just is, TO ME. Ill say this if its so normal, I wish society stop recognizing it as its different. Like why come out, why hide it...they not hiding straight kids, why all the secerecy if its normal. But thats only in a perfect world?

  • Chicagowise

    Are you a 15 year old boy?

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    If I hear this one more time. TIMES ARE CHANGING! ITS NOT 1807 ANYMORE! Parents need to be parents. Monitor your kids social media. Turn off their DM’s. Check their comments. Approve their pics. You can’t do anything about the time changing but u can keep a better eye on what your child is doing. Social media isn’t going anywhere & kids want one because their friends have one. That’s never going to change. No one is doing what we were doing.

  • Topic Influencer

    I said this too! Like why is she getting applauded. This is like me taking my two youngest (mine and bf daughter) who are 12 and 14 girls to a Chippendales show. Naw man. Not okay.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    15yrs ago & I was him. Now where are we going?

  • Patricia

    its their sicko parents

  • Kimberly King

    I'll tread lightly .... I just have certain views of suicide and people who commit it. If he was out and proud, there's no reason why the things people said about him should have gotten to him. I hate the word "bullying." When I was in school, people got "bullied" all the time... and if you didn't like it, you whooped their ass and they left you alone afterwards. I had a girl who poked at me all the time because I was with her ex boyfriend. I beat the sh*t out that b*tch and after that she never uttered another word to me. She avoided me like the plague. lmao I don't know what's going on with today's parents, but y'all need to teach these kids how to stand up from themselves. Teach them not to care what people think... especially their peers. Another thing: TAKE THESE SMART PHONES AWAY FROM THEM. I date a guy who's a principal at a middle school and it startled me seeing 6th-8th graders walking around with the same iPhone as I. If I had a child they would have a basic phone, and I dare any kid to taunt them.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Parents, take caution! You want them to be “out” and proud, but not everyone was raised right. I see it everyday. Protect your children from idiots, and do not set them up to become victims. Rest peacefully, babe.

  • Chicagowise

    A parent's job is to protect their children until they are able to protect themselves. There are dire consequences for living an openly gay life - death is one of those consequences. A child should follow their parents' rules, until they are old enough to make their own rules.

  • Patricia

    TOO MUCH TV

  • Kimberly King

    Yes ! I used to teach high school... this generation is sooooo weak. They care what people think. I can't tell you how many times I had juniors and seniors come to me mad AF about what some lil b*tch said on twitter. I told them they have two options: Fight them or shut up. But don't cry about the sh*t... it's annoying.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    These “when I was in school” is hilarious to me. I’ve never seen so many people tell their age in one comment section.

  • Chicagowise

    A child shouldn't be allowed do, say or wear whatever they want. It's called parenting for a reason. I'm a homosexual and if I had a underage child, he or she wouldn't be allowed to run around declaring their homosexuality and draping themselves in rainbow flags.

  • Yup, I said it

    That's something I cant understand. The Christians who are enraged about homosexuality are okay with laying up with someone else's husband, fornication and having kids out of wedlock. Theyll say "you cant punish the chirrens" with a quickness if its a child born out of adultery but if its a LBGT child they throw fire and brimstone. I wish they would pick a lane and not cherry pick the biblical principles.

  • Sushi

    I just can't, this is so disturbing, I just feel so sorry for the kids that are growing up in this area...…..

  • Chicagowise

    I am soooooo glad my parents were strict. I hated it when I was young, but when I got older, I understood the wisdom in their approach. My parents knew I was gay, but that didn't mean I could do whatever I wanted. There were rules.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Some days I really wonder about you.
    You have got to be a Gemini, Libra or a Pisces cause you are always all over the place.

  • Sushi

    ^^^^^^THAT^^^^^^

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She sounds like she's in the closet.
    I grew up with people like her then after I became an adult the light went off.

  • Yup, I said it

    Since you have to be over 18 to join most sites. It makes sense that most of us are out if primary school.

  • Chicagowise

    A few years ago, a 21 year old man approached me on a gay meeting site. He asked me to like and comment on his photos, because no one would say anything nice about his pictures. I asked him why he was opening himself up to criticism if he could not take rejection. I also asked him why he cared what a bunch of strangers thought about his appearance. After talking for an hour, he removed the feature that allowed people to comment and rate his pics.

  • Sushi

    And I am sorry, and we are cool, but I must interject...… So I should not be me?????? yes a parent should parent, no question, but that child should be able to be who he/she is with no compromise to self...….

  • dru and neil

    I wouldn’t be surprised if she has had encounters with women in the past but fighting tooth and nail to remain Christian now. It does seem like misplaced anger because otherwise she’s so kind hearted. This one thing sets her off? Yeah something ain’t right.

  • Chicagowise

    LMAO! Most people think I'm a Gemini.

  • dru and neil

    It does seem like the only “sin” they go off on. The only thing they can’t get past.

  • Chicagowise

    When you are a child, you have no clue who you are.

  • Kimberly King

    Good. I genuinely DGAF what people think or say about me. My granny taught me how to not care at the tender age of 13... She knew I had the type of personality that people would either love or hate.. not to mention girls were jealous of my looks and hair.

  • KneeSee

    Also, what happened to home training? Teach kids that if they don't have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all. Tell them to ignore and avoid ppl that they don't like. Live and let live.

  • Chicagowise

    Unfortunately, not everyone is that self-possessed. A lot of people live and breathe on other people's opinions.

  • MsSapphire9800

    I did not grow up in the 1800s....

  • Let them eat cake

    the bible says you can judge from a spiritual perspective. ppl use that scripture to continue sinning. that said, i am very sad this happened to this young boy and i hope his family begins the healing process.

  • Thingamajig

    Social media really brought out all the idiots and it’s a good thing because we can pinpoint them and get rid of them if they are in positions like teachers and police officers.

  • Dona Greene

    Not suprised! Parents too busy trying to be their kids friends while liberals trying to push the gay agenda on kids stay woke?

  • PlayerP

    Wow...tragic...people are sooooo damn apathetic to anything they don't agree with. You are not your opinion...sheesh
    RIP Nigel

  • Elevated Soul

    Why should anyone care so much more about his own self murder as opposed to others who murder themselves?

    Am I supposed to care more because he was gay?

    Why do gay people feel their sexuality should be celebrated as opposed to people who are heterosexual.

  • Phillybruh

    That's the problem we insist that children don't know who they are and put it out because of how it reflects on us. I wholeheartedly disagree with children don't know who they are.

  • Elevated Soul

    So being gay is right now,huh? Do you see the contradiction?

  • Elevated Soul

    This is globalism....

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Bullying is a childhood rite of passage. It's been part of the human socialization process for hundreds of years. Every child is bullied in some way to weed out the weak from the strong.

    In the animal kingdom, where only the strong survive, mothers abandon their young if they are weak or injured. The animals are lucky if their siblings or other animals don't eat them. Nature routinely eliminates the genetically flawed.

  • Raquel

    These kids know they're gay before they even know what they want to be when they grow up. *shrugs*

    All this focus on the wrong sh*t.

  • WhoKnew

    You're right it is a childhood thing but it's different in today's world from when I was a child. Kids are taking bullying to life-altering and life-taking levels. I guess you could call me the geek amongst my friends when we were children because I was always the one who would fall back and walk with the kid that was being bullied or talk with the kid that was being called names and try to make them feel better or I'd try to get the other kids to lay off. SMDH how awful some of these kids are with bullying.

  • Rere

    ...yet people believe a 11 year old can come out as gay! ?.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Don't generalize all homosexuals. Some us of were coerced into the lifestyle. I'm a lesbian and I didn't know what gay was when I was 12.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    God bless you. ? I had angels like you who came to my rescue when kids bullied me in school. ?

  • dontgetblocked

    Why do people care? Teens and adults need to shut their damn mouths! Let people live! That's why I keep my circle small. Envy and haters will destroy your life. They'll stress you out and make you suicidal.

  • dontgetblocked

    Coerced? Please give us a medical minute.

  • Phillybruh

    Why can't you know your gay and know you want too be a lawyer? We all want to blame the gay for this instead of the children who are witnessing some kind of bullying at home and taking it too school.

  • Phillybruh

    I've always found the bullies to be the weak ones. Hiding behind some hurt and taking it out on other people.

  • dontgetblocked

    This makes sense. From what I see in social media and on TV, it's great to be gay or bisexual. But that's not reality and these kids come out to negativity that they never expected to face.

  • Allihave2say

    I'm sorry this young teen lost his life. It seems that he wasn't mature enough and ready for the type of hate that grown topics bring. A 15 year should not be addressed by his homoSEXUALITY. The words 15 year old and (any)sexual shouldn't even be discussed in the same sentence. Children should not be sexualized or discussing their sexual orientation when they don't have the ability to consent to sex that is hetero- or homo.

    Is it fair to say this child exhibited some flamboyant and histrionic types of behaviors that lead to the idealism and thinking of people that he is a homoSEXUAL?

    I hate that he didn't get to understand that the road he was on would be difficult but that he should journey on. He was looking at the present & thinking that's his entire future.

    As far as the officer, he's no gentleman. His expressions I'm sure get worse depending on the situation. I wonder how he passed the mental health exam.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Children who are socially awkward are often targeted and groomed by unstable adults (pedophiles) during our formative years. It happens every day in schools.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    That’s all I’m saying! Teach your kids these things because somewhere in the world they’re going to get hate.

  • A D N

    Well Jeff Graves and others like him are complete asssssholes. The first word, LIBERTY means: the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. Hmmm....THINK FOLKS!

  • Kimberly King

    Yep. And it’s quite unfortunate.

  • wigmon68

    I didn't need to tell my parents. I was fully capable of handling it myself. I used the situation as motivation to work harder and be better and didn't worry what some jerks were doing.

  • Kayke

    “So I should not be me”

    Why do some gay people make it seem like the only thing they are is Gay.

  • wigmon68

    Of course it doesn't, but the kid took his own life, no one else.

  • Nathan Hastings

    He probably killed himself after reading the comments on urban blogs, Instagram and Facebook posts. RIP ??

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    THE ALPHABET GANG is rallying.. Haven't they done enough! GTFOH!

  • Rhondalousey

    What, shut up? Kids are bullied all the time in school. Wake up.

  • Eileen

    You are so right.

  • Rhondalousey

    Not all kids are capable of whooping the bully's azz, especially when these azzholes like to jump. These kids are way different from the kids we grew up with

  • Eileen

    You are right again. Ere-body been bullied at some point even by their own siblings.I was bullied and I am in my fifties doing absolutely fine and unbothered.

  • Chhzz

    That's not an answer nor indicative of how a child that age would feel. That's all inretropect.
    You either could not tell your parents or was afraid too.
    Also my point made that your parents was not that intune with you to know without you telling them that you were bullied .everyone processes things differently

  • Eileen

    Kids need to be taught how to defend themselves/stand up

  • Eileen

    He evidently did not have the home life to give him those skills to express himself appropriately. Being homo/gay should not mean you are a boy sashaying yourself in front of another boy that is a recipe for disaster! If you want to sashay/munch/swallow or whatever why do lgbt??? feel the need to throw it up in my face? That is what lgbt???doesnt understand. I dont kiss my man and he dont pat my butt in public so why do homos feel the need to sashay and carry on like that?

  • Eileen

    and its the black boys they want sashaying..yall betta get woke!

  • Chicagowise

    They also discover how vicious other gay people can be.

  • Eileen

    its the globalist agenda they do not want genders only people sexing each other all over the place. The old homos/lezzies want fresh innocent meat that is why they shove this crap onto these young children! parents fight back get woke!

  • Eileen

    the devil is busy especially in our community! This gay shyt didnt start until the first black/half-black/?? President unleashed the pandoras box of confusion by cosigning a gay lifestyle for everyone whether you want it or not...sickening!

  • Eileen

    Yelp it is and black folks are at the bottom of the dodo that is why the liberals are trying so hard to get the new minority (mexicans) into the country by any means necessary! They are sick of black folks.

  • Sushi

    Not true....I knew who I was from day One. ........

  • Topic Influencer

    So...your boo didn't tell you that cell phones are practically required at ALOT of middle and high schools as a learning tool? What/where is this technology challenged middle school that he is principaling at? My student has items only accessible by apps for more than one class. Her school and most here (14th largest district in America) are BYOD/bring your own device.

    Fight back physically against bullying is a charge here. Can't just decide to whoop someone's ass in 2019. End up with too many fighting charges and no college or job. So thats horrid advice.

  • Elevated Soul

    Being gay is simply not normal and gays who are dealing with some form of reality know this.I'm just trying to figure out why do they feel that society need to stop in our tracks to acknowledge what this sick boy did to himself. The left has pushed the gay agenda as if their lives depend on it. They are trying to make the "abnormal normal" and many people will resist that.This boy was in the 9th grade but during his entire lifetime,he has been told that being gay is okay and normal.

    Gay advocates applaud gays who are flaming like this boy was but what they fail to grasp is that society consist of all types of people,who are not gay and many non gay people DO NOT find that "fake flaming behavior cute"...Many times those who support agenda often try to paint gays as innocent victims" but this boy killed himself. Many people have been bullied but they did not kill themselves.People who kill themselves no matter who they are,clearly have deeper issues that cause them to murder themselves.

  • Elevated Soul

    Being gay is simply not normal and gays who are dealing with some form of reality know this.I'm just trying to figure out why do they feel that society need to stop in our tracks to acknowledge what this sick boy did to himself. The left has pushed the gay agenda as if their lives depend on it. They are trying to make the "abnormal normal" and many people will resist that.This boy was in the 9th grade but during his entire lifetime,he has been told that being gay is okay and normal.

    Gay advocates applaud gays who are flaming like this boy was but what they fail to grasp is that society consist of all types of people,who are not gay and many non gay people DO NOT find that "fake flaming behavior cute"...Many times those who support agenda often try to paint gays as innocent victims" but this boy killed himself. Many people have been bullied but they did not kill themselves.People who kill themselves no matter who they are,clearly have deeper issues that cause them to murder themselves.

  • Topic Influencer

    I'm not sure why that's the new automatic answer.

  • Topic Influencer

    I'm not sure why that's the new automatic answer.

  • Sushi

    The same reason straight people do.... ..

  • Sushi

    The same reason straight people do.... ..

  • Andrea Williams

    Hey My Shero......How have you been? This is unbelievably sad that at such a young age he felt the need to end his life. I have come to the conclusion that some adults are the absolute worse. I don't care what they may feel about the gay community as a whole, that was a child, someone's son. You don't have to agree with his lifestyle, but respect it. I wish that there was a place where children like him could feel comfortable enough to be able to share their feelings and fears. Someone to tell them that it is okay to be gay. Someone to lift them up. SMDH!

  • Andrea Williams

    Hey My Shero......How have you been? This is unbelievably sad that at such a young age he felt the need to end his life. I have come to the conclusion that some adults are the absolute worse. I don't care what they may feel about the gay community as a whole, that was a child, someone's son. You don't have to agree with his lifestyle, but respect it. I wish that there was a place where children like him could feel comfortable enough to be able to share their feelings and fears. Someone to tell them that it is okay to be gay. Someone to lift them up. SMDH!

  • Andrea Williams

    BOOM!

  • Sushi

    MY INSPIRATION , yesssssssss , you are ....

  • Kimberly King

    Who are you ? There’s plenty of cell phones out here that you can use that doesn’t have abilities to download apps. Read it again. Girl I’ve gotten into so many fights and have used weapons against a gang of b*tches. I have no criminal record, graduated from college TWICE and I have a high paying job. You have to be smart about how you fight. Fighting in public is a no no. I’ll run up on you when you least expect it and when no one is around to record that BS on their phone. Then what ? Lol The point is don’t let anyone f*ck with you or put hands on you. Your thought process is the reason why lots of these kids are some pussies these days. Don’t even wanna fight or at least stand up for themselves ... just wanna cry. Lol please god ain’t done with me. So let me exercise violence (if someone messes with me) in peace. Thanks

  • Andrea Williams

    Every gay friend that I have, say they knew at an early age. They may not have been able to articulate why they were attracted to the same sex, they just knew that they were. When I was a young girl, I couldn't exactly say why I was attracted to boys. I just knew that I was. Your feelings are your feelings.

  • Kimberly King

    I was in education. You don’t think I know that, tramp ? Looks like you parents need to do two things: Teach your bad ass kids to leave people alone and teach your kids who are being bullied to take up for themselves. If they can’t stand up for themselves, they won’t survive in this world. And it doesn’t have to necessarily get violent in order to get the point across. So shut up ?

  • Sushi

    YESSSSSSSS, You can't explain It.........It Is , Just what it is . .

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I’m commenting in regards to the cop who was insensitive to this kid’s suicide. Also directed to anybody who thinks gays deserve some type of punishment for being gay.

  • Sushi

    You No sayers, will never get it. .........I just want to be hash tag #ME......

  • Sushi

    And that is Your cross to bear, but for those of us that knew from day one.................just let us be... We can't explain it.....

  • Andrea Williams

    Lol, I'll take inspiration and ray of sunshine any day. Although Sushi, this story had me feeling like a thunder cloud, but we are doing okay. How was your Easter? Mine was relatively quiet. A few people stopped by explicitly to get a plate. My step-daughter moved out about two months ago but still texts me every Saturday with what are you cooking for Sunday? And then she says even though she moved out, that doesn't mean that she is open to giving up my cooking. Her father finds it to be quite funny. She has always liked my cooking so I will not complain. The people on her job always tell her that what she is eating smells good. She taunts them with and it taste good too. Child, she is a hot mess. So much for the amount I cook going down. I am just trying to exist. Some days Sushi, some days.

  • Andrea Williams

    THIS!!!!

  • Sushi

    Because heterosexual people do it every day ........It is the norm Right? ???

  • Sushi

    But put youself in that person's shoes ... You can't because those persons shoes don't Fit.........YOU.......

  • Sushi

    Because Society belittles them, make them feel less then. .GOD made You, like HE made Them........PERFECT in everyway.......

  • Sushi

    Somedays....
    .. I am so glad to hear from you. ....

  • Elevated Soul

    God created all humanity but many Gays do not respect their own creation.No one is perfect. The actions of the late teen is about the "world,not the word".

  • Elevated Soul

    Of course his shoes does not fit me but I'm not trying to make his shoes fit me either....This is what many Gays as well as gay advocates just don't comprehend.

  • Sushi

    But if you have GOD in You, you will still have compassion. ...He was GOD'S creation........So we're You even in your SIN.......

  • lovelygamour

    so he was acting out because he needed support. instead of declaring sexuality his parents shouldve told him to get a hobby in a supportive environment.

    if your kid is getting bullied pull them out of school. there is a difference between teasing and gang bullying.

  • Elevated Soul

    You sound like an agent of the devil because the devil love to use the word of God to justify sin.........Anyways think as you must as will I, because there is nothing that will make me ever believe homosexuality is an acceptable behavior.

  • Sushi

    Nor does the hyper heterosexual society, just like you will never grasp the meaning of what is your makeup to GOD nor can WE....

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Homosexuality is an aberration. That means it is a deviation from the norm. Unless you can remember back to the womb, you don't know how you deviated from the norm. That's why you can't explain it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Homosexuality is an aberration. That means it is a deviation from the norm. Unless you can remember back to the womb, you don't know how you deviated from the norm. That's why you can't explain it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I am also in my 50s. We were all bullied, and it made some of us stronger. Today's youth are weak and soft. They can't bust a grape.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I am also in my 50s. We were all bullied, and it made some of us stronger. Today's youth are weak and soft. They can't bust a grape.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The bullies often have problems at home that cause them to act out in school.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The bullies often have problems at home that cause them to act out in school.

  • Sushi

    Not even. ..People don't see hurt, they believe there way of life, is the way to GOD THE MOST HIGH..... But the Shoes that fit someone else feet, might not fit Yours....God has no Rhyme or Reason..... He just IS..........

  • Sushi

    Not even. ..People don't see hurt, they believe there way of life, is the way to GOD THE MOST HIGH..... But the Shoes that fit someone else feet, might not fit Yours....God has no Rhyme or Reason..... He just IS..........

  • Andrea Williams

    I was glad to run into you too. I do think about you more than you know. With the world being the way that it is, I worry about you and I pray that you are always okay with the best things going on in your life. I think of you as my friend and whatever story I am on, I always look for you to say hi even if I have no comment on the story. I told my cousin(gay) about you and how we traded college stories about my slip and your weave. Child he fell out laughing at us. I told him don't laugh it is the price of beauty. He doesn't understand, but we sure do.

  • EMILY POST

    How do they know why this kid committed suicide?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He explained why in a social media post.

  • Sushi

    You were taught that.....God sacrificed his Son for all..... Sins have no weight. ........ Yahweh sacrificed all, of his person for ALL of His people. .......

  • Sushi

    Lol, you will forever be in my forefront .. I look for you in blogs......

  • GeorgiaH

    Do you not understand the difference between one population being 60% and the other 13%? Of course it's going to be more of them however as my last post stated blacks are 8 times more likely....

  • Evillene

    It sounds like you experienced sexual trauma during your formative years that impacted how you express your adult sexuality. It could be that you do not have a genuine lesbian sexual orientation. Your same sex attraction and sexual activity could be a manifestation of untreated trauma -- or residual shame, guilt and resentment over being victimized as a child. Which we all understand and acknowledge was NOT your fault. I am sorry that happened to you, and all the other victims of abuse. Please consider whether it is worthwhile and compassionate to continue to torment your genuinely gay and lesbian brothers and sisters with this constant homophobic rhetoric.

  • Eileen

    The heteros with class and dignity do not grope and pat in public!

  • Sushi

    Nor do the homosexuals. ...You try to make it different, but it's Not.........You are watching #FAKENEWS

  • Eileen

    when a person says they have always been gay it is because that from the time they can't remember (to young) to the time they do remember it seems normal because your earliest memory is " I have always knew" or "I have always felt this way" My children were not allowed to attend sleep overs!

  • Sushi

    Just like someone that know they are straight, they just knew,,,,,,,,,,,,,,My parents would not allow me to sleep at anyone's home.....

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What do you mean by "torment"? They have issues if they are tormented by my personal opinion on the subject.

  • Sushi

    yes speak...……..

  • Sushi

    And again that is your cross to bear, and we all have our cross , should I look down on a man...…?

  • Curtis

    Almost everyone was bullied in school but in this tech age, it's following the kids home. This is where parenting becomes a job. Sit down with your kids and talk to them. This boy should have been told that gay lifestyle is not the norm and that rainbow is just a delusion. Other gays will not necessary like him and racism is still present although no gays will acknowledge that. I don't know why he committed suicide but many straight boys are bullied daily some called geeks and nerds but they don't make headlines or commit suicide, they push on and become very successful people. There was a girl in my class who smelled pee pee, she was bullied relentlessly and now she's a gorgeous woman. Gay community needs to teach these kids the reality not all sassy mess.

  • Sushi

    Interesting...….

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I have realized that most dysfunctional people go to church to hide not to change.

    LOL

  • EMILY POST

    ohhh thats sad.

  • KJBibleOnSlavShips

    sorry for thefamily loss but didn't fake white Jesus say not to be g!y.

  • Coco17

    Not speaking for all kids. Just speaking on how things have changed from then to now. Just saying words didnt hurt us so much. Bullying is not fair. I dont agree with it all. However as for my 6 year old son, we are teaching him how to treat others. But also to be tough. Just dont touch me. Even if I lose a fight at least we took up for ourselves. Its called "growing pains". Life isnt fai. Just gotta teach kids coping skills. This is the generation where we sue , or lash out when people talk about us. They talked about jesus what makes us any different. Self- love and self esteem has to be taught early.. couldn't nobody tell us nothing about ourselves growing up , so all that talking didnt matter. Not speaking for everyone. But we didnt hear about kids killing themselves over bullying. We toughed it out. Just my opinion.

  • Coco17

    True

  • Coco17

    Me too

  • Coco17

    Dang this is true.

  • Coco17

    All Pisces arent all over the place. Ijs

  • Coco17

    We all know times have changed. Everyone has a difference of opinion. Thats why we are all here. I agree with you. Regardless of the times. I raise my kids the old school why. I dont conform to why people do things today. My kids dont do social media. And I limit tablet time. Times are different. In some situations I have to take a different approach but for the most part, Its old school parenting all the way.

  • Coco17

    Chile nobody on here grew up in the 1800s ????

  • Andrea Williams

    Good Morning.......I graciously accept being one of your best friends in your head. Enjoy your day.

  • Phillybruh

    So bully him at home too is what you suggest, based on your advice there would have been no safe place for this child to land.

  • Raquel

    You ready to come out now or nah?

  • Phillybruh

    Been out....lol married, two kids, productive careers.

  • Raquel

    I guess! We all have opinions, right? We share them on here and that's about it. What others say will never change how I feel or think. Plain and simple. But, good for you though!

  • Phillybruh

    I stopped trying to change peoples opinions, it never goes any where, but these opinions are expressed in front of children who then use them to bully other children.

  • Raquel

    I tell my son that it is wrong for 2 men and 2 women to be together. Period. In the same breath, I tell him that he isn't to bully ANYONE for what they choose to do or be. That isn't his place. BUT....he will know that it's not normal...it's what the world is trying to make normal...all this genderless BS, and all these different "things" that people want to categorize themselves as now. He sees 2 men on TV and we talk about that immediately. He knows that 2 men can't have babies, that is reserved for a man and woman.

    We teach our kids what we want. And this is my choice. If people don't like it, too bad. I don't live to please others. As long as my son knows not to bully anyone, he's good. As soon as he does, I'm beating his ass. lol

  • Phillybruh

    I have no interest in changing your mind. When the world leaves you and your kid behind, you'll know why.

  • Raquel

    Haha! Okay, whatever makes you sleep at night! Good day, sir!

  • Phillybruh

    lol

  • Phillybruh

    Kids need to be taught to just the shut the hell up and let people be, it starts at home.

  • Phillybruh

    Well whose raising these weak children? And even weaker parent. Who doesn't have time to parent, who if they did would be at school on more than report card night and graduation. Fight them or shut up...you weren't a teacher couldn't have been with that advice.

  • Phillybruh

    Again, you kept your mouth shut because you would have been put out of your parents home its not like you had any other option. Stop making it seem like you made all these important decisions, it was a conscious choice to keep it too yourself and hide it at all costs, because you knew what it would happen.

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    Not all but most are.

  • B.Loveitt

    How did you get that out of their comment?

  • Kimberly King

    Oh I was. Just because I have a different view doesn’t mean I wasn’t. I can tell by these comments a lot of y’all were weak AF and bullied in school. Y’all triggered. Fight or shut up/ignore the person are your only choices. Y’all know IDGAF about y’all not agreeing with me.

  • Guess Who

    I hate bullies and it's tragic that he took his own life because of it. So young and it's sad that he felt he had no other alternative.

    Gays and Cross-dressers....NOT EVERYONE accepts your lifestyle nor respects it. To some, it's not normal. Does that mean you conform? Absolutely NOT but please be aware just because it's now in vogue to celebrate men cross-dressing and "changing" their genders while in dresses with a face full of contoured MAC makeup, some folks can't be BULLIED into liking or respecting it.

    The most you can expect is toleration for your choices - like everyone else - but even if you run into those who don't, just live your life. Being gay has got to be hard sometimes but expect that not everyone celebrates it. You might want to develop a thick skin.

  • Guess Who

    What do you mean coerced?

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • Karen Brady

    To me it seems like they are happening so much more now.

  • Jackie Byrd

    We just need to mind out own business when it comes to another person's preferences. We have the right to be what we want and as long as we not hurting another person in our preferences, then everyone needs to spend 6 months tending to their business and 6 months staying out of trying to control another person's business.

  • Chicagowise

    Honey, my parents knew. Hell, at one point, I told my parents to stop cutting my hair, because I wanted to wear it like Jacqueline Smith (Kelly from Charlie's Angels). The difference is, there were rules... and like any child, gay or straight, I had to abide by those rules. I could experiment with my hair at home, but when I walked out that door....

  • Mirella

    really stfu

  • sunni_daze

    I don't know. You would have to ask a member of the LGBTQ community. Although I totally agree with your last sentence .

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  • wigmon68

    The cop didn't say anyone should die. He was ranting about the movement and that he has a right to think/say the movement/lifestyle is wrong. I agree with him on that point (the right to express his opinion against what he believes is wrong), but I do not believe he should have chosen the suicide of a teen as the time to make such a statement.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Well what’s your beef?

    You agree it was tasteless. If what he said was appropriate it wouldn’t be in the news genius.

    Carry on. You can’t change my mind LOL. Let’s argue lah bih ?

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  • wigmon68

    The original statement, "being gay doesn't deserve death". The cop never made any such suggestion. The cop, like you are entitled to your opinion. His statement was a comment at the end of a news article written about a group raising awareness/money for "the cause" and that he doesn't think the lifestyle is one to be celebrated. You used the word tasteless, not me. I think the timing was inappropriate, but again, the focus of his comment was about the group "Rocket City Pride" and the LGBTQ agenda, not cheering over the suicide of a teen.

  • wigmon68

    Again, I didn't need to tell my parents. How would they know I was bullied if I was handling it and not letting it affect any aspect of my life. Now, if my grades changed, or I complained about going to school, or quit sports, etc, then sure. My life went on as normal as I wasn't letting anyone else dictate my self worth. I chalk that up to how I was raised. You can't control your situation or those around you, you can only control how you will respond. Others don't define you, you define yourself.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Girl. Blocked ??

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