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Trans Teen Commits Suicide, Says He's 'Prisoner Of My Own Body'

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Aug 22, 2014
On Monday, August 18, a transgender teen from the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area committed suicide by stepping in front of a fast-moving train.

Guyanese Gay Prostitutes Stabbed Dead, Suspect Commits Suicide

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 21, 2014
The main suspect in the stabbing murder of two gay sex workers in Guyana's capital of Georgetown last week died on Sunday, July 20 at Georgetown Hospital after confessing to the murders and setting himself on fire.

Gay Teen Suicide More Likely After Religious Counseling

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
A new study shows that gay youth who are counseled by a religious leader were more likely to attempt suicide than those who sought no treatment at all.

Atlanta Man Jumps to His Death After Partner Dies

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 5, 2014
A man from Atlanta jumped to his death Monday after his long-term partner died in their home.

Settlement Reached in Boy’s Suicide After Bullying

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
The mother of a Central California teenager who committed suicide after years of anti-gay bullying has reached a $750,000 settlement with her son’s school district.

Report: Rapper Severs Penis, Jumps Off Balcony, Survives

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
In a bizarre alleged suicide attempt, a rapper connected to the iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan was taken to the hospital Wednesday after he reportedly cut off his penis and jumped off the second-floor balcony of his North Hollywood home.

Broadway Battles Bullying in Support of Michael Morones

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
On April 14, New York City’s stage performers came together at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to donate their time and talent to Broadway Battles Bullying, a one-night only benefit concert for the new Michael Morones Foundation.

Family Acceptance Project Prevents LGBT Teen Suicide

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
The Family Acceptance Project has announced plans to launch the first family-focused program to prevent suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth and young adults.

Rick Warren Acts on Mental Health in Son’s Death

By Gillian Flaccus | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
A year after his son’s suicide, popular evangelical pastor Rick Warren is taking on a new mental health ministry inspired by his personal tragedy.

11-Year-Old Bullied For Being A Brony Fights for Life After Suicide Attempt

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
An 11-year-old boy is fighting for his life after attempting suicide when kids called him gay for being a Brony.