Teen Suicide

Russian Gay Teens Being Tortured and Bullied on Camera

Gay victims aged 12-16 are reportedly lured in by the group Occupy-Pedofilyay, led by Maxim Martsinkevich, known under the nickname “Cleaver”.

Videos are then circulated of the victims being made to come out as gay, with a view to parents, schools, or friends finding out about their sexuality.

An uncensored image of one of the victims holding a sex toy, covered in red paint, and being held down, appeared on the Spectrum Human Rights Alliance blog.

The accompanying report also included a video of the torture of one victim who was sprayed with urine in public, however YouTube has now removed the video.

A report from May notes that 19-year-old Alex Bulygin, a victim of the ‘fighters with paedophiles’ branch of the group, committed suicide after having his sexuality revealed online.

It also quotes one member as having said: “If I had my way – I would kill them, but the state does not allow that.”

The group was established with the intention of revealing the identities of paedophiles, but after turning to adult gay men, it has now begun targeting young teenagers.

The Spectrum report says that no police action has been taken against the incidents, despite numerous victims, and that over 500 similar groups have been formed across Russia using the VK social networking site.

The upper house of the Russian Parliament voted last month to approve both a bill banning adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples and the nationwide anti-”propaganda” bill banning the promotion of “non-traditional” relationships to minors.

The bills, which have since been signed by President Vladimir Putin, bans foreign same-sex couples and unmarried individuals in countries where same-sex marriage is legal from adopting Russian children.

Last week, speaking exclusively to PinkNews, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg urged Russia to protect the rights of LGBT citizens following concerns about gay athletes and spectators attending the 2014 Winter Olympics.

In May, a gay man from the southern Russian city of Volgograd who was tortured to death in an apparent hate crime, was sexually assaulted with beer bottles, and had his skull “smashed with a stone”, authorities said.

Something must be done about these Russian thugs who have little mental and emotional capacity to understand much.

Maybe it’s time to turn it around and fight the homophobes the same way since the government CLEARLY doesn’t care.  If it doesn’t matter, then let’s all do it!

Watch at your own  risk:

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Overcome child abuse and addictions. Empower yourself by reaching for the warrior within.

What I remember when I look back at my childhood is virtually nothing at all. It’s a black voided out curtain that shields out the horrors of what went on. Residing there is no one I know personally. When I peer closer I see what appears to be my soul shattering into a billion pieces. Those pieces formed into lights that gave birth to other people and selves that reside in me. They were the many who came forward to run the show that has been my life. Their job entailed protecting me even though I wasn’t introduced to some of them until later on in life. They joined in with Heaven in helping me remember how to live, how to love and how to survive. Within those people was the dangerous, damaged self. The one that was hurt and plagued by demons reaching for addictions instead of the warrior that lives within me. The warrior that is a perfect, confidant and compassionate child of God. After being told repeatedly that I was never good enough, I was able to escape the horrors and turn it around with all of their help.  Reaching for the Warrior Within is how I found solace and comfort in a team of beings that reside in Heaven. This is for me to remember where I came from and how I survived it. I chose not to die, but instead allowed the cruelty that was inflicted empower me into something bigger, stronger and beyond this world.

Reaching for the Warrior Within is a prequel to my book, Warrior of Light: Messages from my Guides and Angels. This is my personal story and celebration in moving from a turbulent childhood to becoming the warrior of God’s light that I am today. This is an autobiographical story surrounding abuse and addictions while battling between my higher and lower selves. Everyone of us has had or still has an addiction to something. Some of these addictions are harsher than others and are not only time wasters, but they impede our growth and delay us from moving forward on our life purpose. I received assistance in improving and ridding myself of these addictions with the assistance of Heaven and my selves. They helped me heal, grow and persevere in this crash course of living several lifetimes in one.

This is for other abuse survivors who have suffered at the hands of those who we consider not evolved. We grew to be angry. Angry at our attackers. Angry at everyone else. And just angry in general. This emotional span ranges from feelings of anger to fearing the world. There is a light at the end of this forsaken tunnel. I found it, discovered it and followed it. It was the beauty that existed with me all along. We know what it was like to have no one understand or believe what happened to us. Others live in denial or speak about it as if its something to be ignored. No one wants to talk about it or hear it. When you are brought up in a loving environment, then you have no concept of how others live unless you are empathetic or a gifted actor able to walk in other people’s shoes. This is for you.


Reaching for the Warrior Within is available in paperback or kindle.

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SYNOPSIS:

Reaching for the Warrior Within is the author’s personal story recounting a volatile childhood. This led him to a path of addictions, anxiety and overindulgence in alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and destructive relationships. As a survival mechanism he split into many different selves. He credits turning his life around, not by therapy, but by simultaneously paying attention to the messages he has been receiving from his Spirit team in Heaven since birth. He explains how he was able to distinctly tell the difference between when his higher self was intervening and ruling the show, and when his lower self was running his life into the gutter.

Living several lifetimes in one, he did not let anything stop him from getting his life together, going after what he wanted and achieving it. He describes how he pulled himself up by his bootstraps and obtained every job he wanted without prior experience. This is from work in the entertainment industry with some of Hollywood’s respected talent, to ridding himself of toxic addictions and living a healthier lifestyle clear-minded.

Kevin Hunter gains strength, healing and direction with the help of his own team of guides and angels. They navigate all of us through the treacherous waters in our lives. Living vicariously through this inspiring story will enable you to distinguish when you have been assisted on your own life path. Reaching for the Warrior Within attests that anyone can change if they pay attention to their own inner guidance system and take action. This can be from being a victim of child abuse, or a drug and alcohol user, to going after the jobs and relationships you want. This powerful story is for those seeking motivation to change, alter and empower their life one day at a time.”

Some of Kevin Hunter‘s other selves exist in the books Jagger’s Revolution and Paint the Silence.

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Kynon Johnson, Bonnie McCammon and Diana Medley of Sullivan High School in Indiana hate homosexuals

A group of Indiana students, parents and a teacher say they want a separate prom that would ban gay students.

Members of the group and their

A team of Valley high schoolers and parents rally for a separate prom that bans gays.

NBC 2’s Paige Preusse reports how Sullivan High School says there’s nothing legally they can do to allow it… several students and parents are taking matters into their own hands.  Several parents, students, and others who believe gays should be banned from the Sullivan High School prom met Sunday at the Sullivan First Christian Church.  “We don’t agree with it and it’s offensive to us,” said Diana Medley.

Never mind that we all find Diana Medley offensive for her negative warped views.

Their idea is to create their own separate…traditional prom. Students say there are several others from their high school who agree, but are afraid to take a stand.  This is of course not true.  Those who hate are not afraid to stand up and shout it.  They don’t have enough students at this Sullivan High School in Indiana who hate enough to make a stink about it, not to mention they’d be alienating some of their close friends in the process.

“If we can get a good prom then we can convince more people to come and follow what they believe,” said student Kynon Johnson.

And now they want everyone to know where they stand.

“We want to make the public see that we love the homosexuals, but we don’t think it’s right nor should it be accepted,” said Bonnie McCammon, a local student.  Is it me or did you notice the contradicting irony of that statement?  I love her, but I do not accept who this Bonnie is.

But not all in the community think what they’re doing is right.

“We shouldn’t be condemning people, and that’s what judgement is. Christ came to save the people not to condemn them.”

Local man Jim Davis says we’ve all sinned…so why should gays be treated with less respect?

“Love them as a person. You don’t have to love what they do, because the gays may not love all the mistakes you make,” said Davis.  Love what they do?  Oh you mean fucking each other right?

is a special education teacher in town. She doesn’t believe anyone is born gay.  Notice that Sullivan High School has a dangerously toxic woman running the special education unit there.  Whoa!

“I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal,” said Medley.  Diana Medley doesn’t specify what kind of life circumstances she is talking about that would propel someone to choose to love someone of the same sex knowing they would be open to ridicule, persecution and harm.

“Homosexual students come to me with their problems, and I don’t agree with them, but I care about them. It’s the same thing with my special needs kids, I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason,” said Medley.  What kind of homosexual students would dare go to a woman like Diana Medley with their problems?  She’s the only one available?

“‘So the same goes for gays? Do you think they have a purpose in life?’  No I honestly don’t. Sorry, but I don’t. I don’t understand it. A gay person isn’t going to come up and make some change unless it’s to realize that it was a choice and they’re choosing God,” said Medley.  Huh?

Several local pastors support the separate prom movement.

“Christians have always been prepared for a fight. Jesus gave us armor for the front, not the back; we’re not running anymore,” said Bill Phegley with Carlisle Church.  What Bill Phegley of Carlisle Church doesn’t realize is that Jesus is also backing homosexuals since he created them as well.  Bill Phegley unfortunately is a dumb hick in Indiana who don’t know much.

Others, on the other hand, think they’re casting stones… instead of spreading love.

“The feeling of being loved and belonging is universal,” said Davis.

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Michelle Obama has said a gay teen recently thanked her and the president for their support of gay marriage.

 

Michelle Obama has said a gay teen recently thanked her and the president for their support of gay marriage.

The First Lady made her comments in an interview with Access Hollywood.

“I’m probably more hopeful than I’ve ever been because I can see the changes and I can see it in our kids,” she said. “I get to see so many great signs of this country’s growth. Kids who now feel like, for the first time, if they’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, that they feel like they have a place. … One kid came up to me yesterday on the photo line and he said, I would have committed suicide if it wasn’t for what your husband did.”

Mrs. Obama also listed “important conversations about marriage equality” and repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the policy which for 18 years barred gay and bisexual troops from serving openly, as important accomplishments of the Obama administration.

 

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Jack Young confronted homophobic bullies at Brighton Pride, and was beaten up and bottled for his bravery

 

Jack Young confronted homophobic bullies at Brighton Pride and they responded by beating him up and bottling him.

A straight British 18-year-old was beaten up for standing up to anti-gay bullies after a post-Pride party in Brighton.

Jack Young was bottled in the street after confronting people who were shouting homophobic abuse on Saturday (1 September).

Young told his mother, Sue Fallon, who then went onto Wipe Out Homophobia’s Facebook page to share his story. As reported by The Argus, she said she was ‘extremely proud’.

Fallon said her son became separated from his friends while on a night out with friends in the British seaside city.

He then came across a group of people who were making offensive remarks about the gay community.

After confronting them, he was hit with a bottle and beaten up, leaving a large gash and several cuts on his face.

Fallon, 41, said: ‘Luckily it does not look that bad. But all I can think of is what might have been.

‘I am extremely proud of my son for what he did.

‘I know for a fact that if he came across the same situation again he would react the same, it’s just how he is.’

She said she was ‘overwhelmed’ by the kind words of support, and said she wished he would make a statement to the police.

‘[The police] have been round to speak to Jack but he does not want it to go any further.

‘This he says, is because there is no point, they would not get caught. They know they have done wrong and one day they will all get theirs.’

Police have hailed Brighton Pride 2012 a ‘great success’ despite arresting 40 people over theft, drugs, being drunk and disorderly, common assault or affray.

 

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A Bullied Student Finds an Inspiring Hero with Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen Degeneres hosted a show about a bullied gay teenager whose car was vandalized and the auto body shop owner who repaired the young man’s car for free.  Then she awarded each one a $25,000 check from Cover Girl.

Last March, Jordan Addison, a broke college student who happened to be gay had his car vandalized with homophobic slurs and the words “die” and “fag” keyed into the sides of his car door.  Someone also shattered his front windshield and slashed his tires.

The Roanoke, Virginia teenager drove with the hate-speech scrawled on his car for nearly six months, until the owner of a local auto body shop stepped in and after hearing about it through the town.

Richard Henegar Jr., an angel who owns Quality Auto Paint and Body in Roanoke, completely repainted Addison’s car, updated the interior and installed a new stereo — all at no cost to the student.  

Henegar estimated the repairs would have cost around $10,000, but said he believed helping Addison was the right thing to do.  “I just felt compelled to help this young man,” Henegar told Ellen. “He did not deserve to be the victim of such a violent hate crime and discrimination of no sort — I don’t take kindly to it. It’s not nice.”

Both men appeared shocked when DeGeneres handed them the over-sized checks, which Addison said will go towards paying down his student loans. Henegar said the money will help support Quality Auto Paint and Body, a company his father founded and invested his life into.  Watch the moving video of the show knowing that there are actually good people out there.

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Teacher, John Rosi of Peninsula School District, encourages Bullying in his classroom

The video footage is six months old, captured from multiple angles by teens with mobile phones in a Kopachuck Middle School classroom.

In the images, more than a dozen students drag a smaller boy around the room, holding him like a hammock, peeling off his socks, writing on his feet, stuffing a sock in his mouth, holding a pillow over his face and covering him with chairs.

The spectacle goes on for 15 minutes, watched by a teacher, John Rosi, who joins in and smiles. At one point, he mugs for the phone cameras.

Rosi pokes the boy in the stomach, pretends to sit on him, points his rear toward the boy’s face and says, “I’m feeling kind of gassy.” Eventually, he tells the students to go back to their lessons. Only a few minutes of class time remain.

It wasn’t a P.E. class or a group activity. The Feb. 2 incident took place during “Kopatime,” a half-hour class intended for reading and math preparation.

Rosi, a 14-year veteran of the Peninsula School District, was suspended for 10 days and shifted out of Kopachuck classrooms last spring, according to the terms of an agreement signed in April of this year. He now works in a different school. His base salary as of 2010 was $64,174, with approximately $10,000 more for coaching duties.

The “last chance agreement” Rosi signed notes he accepted the suspension in lieu of termination.

Parents of the boy say that’s not good enough. They have requested a criminal investigation into the incident involving their son, then an 8th-grader. The parents say Peninsula School District officials handled the matter poorly, withheld information and downplayed the seriousness of the incident, characterizing it as roughhousing and poor classroom management by Rosi instead of extended bullying.

“(Rosi) is completely ignorant of the fact that he’s got a whole classroom hazing one kid,” said the boy’s father, interviewed Monday by The News Tribune. “They classified it as roughhousing. But it’s not 14 kids wrestling each other. It’s a dozen kids using my son to demonstrate their dominance over him.”

The News Tribune is not naming the boy or his parents, who obtained records of the school district’s investigation (including the videos) via public disclosure and shared them with the newspaper.

Rosi could not be reached for comment Tuesday. He did not respond to a voicemail message or a visit to his home. However, his statements about the incident appear in records of the school district’s investigation, conducted by an outside lawyer.

“I was aware the student reactions were being video recorded,” Rosi wrote in a Feb. 10 letter to district investigators. “I can honestly say that at the time I did not believe that any of the children were at risk of harm during their interactions. Nor did I view the incident as anything more than harmless childhood horse play and a chance for the kids to take a break from the daily grind.”

Rosi’s statement mentions his years as a wrestling coach and his ability to recognize potential harm. He calls the boy “a great kid,” and adds that the boy had been physical with him in the past, grabbing his leg or trying to tackle him in a playful way.

His statement concludes by saying he understands the classroom was not an appropriate place for horseplay. He states that he will view the incident as a “learning experience.”

The boy’s parents say that they learned of the incident Feb. 3, a day after it occurred, though they knew few details. Text messages and calls from fellow students flooded the boy’s phone, questioning what he’d done to Rosi, who had already been removed from the classroom. The messages blamed the boy for blowing the whistle, but the boy hadn’t complained to anyone – district officials learned of the incident when they saw other students looking at videos on their phones and laughing.

The boy’s mother recalls asking to meet with the school principal the next morning. The boy did not want to go to school that day, his mother said. When they arrived at Kopachuck he was sent to Rosi’s class while his mother met with the principal.

“He came out five minutes later crying, and saying he just wanted to end his life,” the boy’s father said.

The parents have since enrolled the boy in a private school at their own expense, following advice from a therapist. They say school officials offered little help in the aftermath of the incident, apart from occasional home tutoring.

“We take student safety very seriously,” said acting Superintendent Chuck Cuzzetto, who answered questions about the incident during a Tuesday interview. “We investigated it. We took disciplinary and remedial action. We feel like we appropriately dealt with it. And we’ve been working closely with the parents ever since.”

The boy’s parents disagree. They say district kept them in the dark at first and declined to provide any details of the incident.

“I don’t think that they’ve addressed the dangers to the students,” the father said. “They’ve never regarded this as a bullying incident or a psychologically traumatizing incident for our son.”

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the complaint and seeking records of the school district’s investigation, said detective Lynelle Anderson, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives have not interviewed Rosi yet, Anderson said. They are trying to find out whether school officials – mandatory reporters of abuse under state law – relayed the incident to law enforcement or state child protection agents at the time.

“We’ll have to look at what the report says, but that could be an issue,” Anderson said. “Could be a big one.”

Cuzzetto, the acting superintendent, said he thought school officials did report the incident to Child Protective Services, but he said he would have to consult school records to be certain.

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After Gay Son’s Suicide, Mother Finds Blame in Herself and in Her Church

 

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New York Times feature

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — When Tyler Clementi told his parents he was gay, two days before he left for Rutgers University in the fall of 2010, he said he had known since middle school.

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After Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers student, died, his parents left their church, because staying there would suggest that they supported its teachings against homosexuality.

Richard Perry/The New York Times

A concert photo of Tyler Clementi hangs in his parents’ home.

“So he did have a side that he didn’t open up to us, obviously,” his mother, Jane Clementi, said, sitting in her kitchen here nearly two years later. “That was one of the things that hurt me the most, that he was hiding something so much. Because I thought we had a pretty open relationship.”

In her surprise, she had peppered him with questions: “How do you know? Who are you going to talk to? Who are you going to tell?” Tyler told a friend that the conversation had not gone well. His father had been “very accepting,” he wrote in a text message. “Mom has basically completely rejected me.”

Three weeks later, he jumped off the George Washington Bridge after discovering that his roommate had used a webcam to spy on him having sex and that he had sent out Twitter messages encouraging others to watch.

An international spotlight turned the episode into a cautionary coming-out story, of a young man struggling with his sexuality and the damage inflicted by bullying. His roommate, Dharun Ravi, was tried and convicted of intimidation and invasion of privacy; he served a short jail sentence. But the trial never directly addressed the question at the heart of the story — what prompted a promising college freshman to kill himself?

It is that question that lingers over the household here on a tidy street in this prosperous suburb.

The Clementis continue to blame the bad luck of a roommate lottery and the cowardice of students who failed to step up and say that the spying was wrong.

But their son’s suicide has also forced changes, and new honesty, upon them. They have left the church that made Ms. Clementi so resistant to her son’s declaration. Their middle son, James, acknowledged what the family had long suspected and said that he, too, was gay. The family is devoting itself to a foundation promoting acceptance with the hope of preventing the suicides of gay teenagers.

Most of all, Ms. Clementi has had to grapple with her own role in Tyler’s death.

“People talk about coming out of the closet — it’s parents coming out of the closet, too,” she said. “I wasn’t really ready for that.”

At the time Tyler sat down to tell his parents he was gay, she believed that homosexuality was a sin, as her evangelical church taught. She said she was not ready to tell friends, protecting her son — and herself — from what would surely be the harsh judgments of others.

“It did not change the fact that I loved my son,” she said. “I did need to think about how that would fit into my thoughts on homosexuality.”

Yet it did not occur to her that Tyler would think she did not accept him. She had long talked with him about how his brother James was gay — though at the time James had not said he was. “Tyler knew we weren’t going to reject him or stop paying for college for him or not let him come home, because James had done all those things and we had a good relationship,” she said.

Tyler’s father, Joe Clementi, characterized the last month in his son’s life as a “rough spot.” But Ms. Clementi said she believed he was “confident, comfortable” in his decision. He left for Rutgers telling his parents about plans to attend events for gay students. He reported having gone to New York with new friends to see plays; his parents took this to mean he was adjusting well.

During a phone call one afternoon he sounded different. “A little sad,” Ms. Clementi said. “I thought maybe it was adjusting to being away. I told him how much I missed him, he got a little teary and told me he’d missed me, too. I thought he’d been away too much.”

That evening, Joe Clementi was awakened by a call from the Port Authority police, saying they had Tyler’s wallet and phone, that he’d been seen — then not seen — on the bridge.

In the months after Tyler’s death, some of Ms. Clementi’s friends confided that they, too, had gay children. She blames religion for the shame surrounding it — in the conversation about coming out, Tyler told his mother he did not think he could be Christian and gay.

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“I think some people think that sexual orientation can be changed or prayed over,” she said now, in her kitchen. “But I know sexual orientation is not up for negotiation. I don’t think my children need to be changed. I think that what needed changing is attitudes, or myself, or maybe some other people I know.”

She decided she could no longer attend her church, because doing so would suggest she supported its teachings against homosexuality. And she took strength from reading the Bible as she reconsidered her views.

“At this point I think Jesus is more about reconciliation and love,” she said. “He spoke more about divorce than homosexuality, but you can be divorced and join a church more than you can be gay and join churches.”

What has troubled her most is the thought that Tyler believed she had rejected him.

Joe Clementi argues that his son was speaking with classic teenage exaggeration to a friend, that the remark was taken out of context by people who did not know the family, or the facts. “Just to be clear: Tyler had two parents, and I didn’t have any problem with it,” he said. “He had support.”

But Ms. Clementi can’t dismiss it that easily. “Obviously he felt that way, he needed to tell his friend that.”

Sitting in the courtroom every day during Mr. Ravi’s trial this winter, the Clementis often looked brittle, and rarely spoke. But here in their home, next to the elementary school that all three of their boys attended, they spoke openly. They have also been speaking to school and corporate groups about their experience. And though she supports the prosecution’s appeal of the 30-day sentence Mr. Ravi received on the ground that that it was too short, Ms. Clementi said, “It won’t change my life one way or another.”

It is a relief to have come out of the closet, she said. “It is not something I would have done on my own.”

She thinks often about her last phone call with Tyler, hours before he went to the bridge.

“I was sitting right over there,” she said, pointing to a corner of the kitchen. They had what seemed like an innocuous discussion about whether his parents should take Tyler’s bike to Rutgers for him. It was expensive and beloved, and he had not wanted it stolen.

“He got very teary and wistful — ‘Oh, my bike, I forgot about my bike,’ ” she recalled. “After the fact I think about it in different terms, but at the time, I didn’t. He said, ‘No, keep it at home.’ ”

She cannot recall how they said goodbye.

“It was probably the way we said goodbye all the time,” she said. “ ‘Goodbye, I love you,’ ‘I love you more.’ That was the way we usually ended it. I’m sure that’s how we ended it that time, too.”

 

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Dan Savage And Brian Brown Debate on Same Sex Marriage

Dan Savage And Brian Brown: LGBT Rights Advocate Meets NOM President For Dinner Debate

Hour Long Video

It’s too bad that in 2012 this kind of a discussion still needs to happen.  Shows you how slow man has progressed over the centuries.  They haven’t.

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Father disowns gay son and writes him a letter that goes viral

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