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Okay, I am doing a drive-by post because I heard this on the radio on the way to work this morning and it made me so, so sad. 

Suicide of a Rutgers University freshman linked to an online broadcast of his sexual encounter with another man

IDEK WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THIS. I HAVE NO WORDS. 

Way to go, alma mater, way to go.

Date: 2010-09-30 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaosmaka.livejournal.com
This is just wrong =(

Date: 2010-09-30 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blameitonmerlin.livejournal.com
I know :(

I don't know why people do these things to each other. It's sickening.

Date: 2010-09-30 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaosmaka.livejournal.com
So much... the world sometimes is a very weird and sad place. IDEK.

Date: 2010-09-30 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blameitonmerlin.livejournal.com
I don't know what the consequence will be for these students (from the article it says that the most severe crime carries a max sentence of 5 years) but I don't think it *counts* as a hate crime although I think it counts as one, imo.

Date: 2010-09-30 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] filegnaru.livejournal.com
i basically grew up in the gay&lesbian scene (got a second mommy when i was 10 *g*).

heard some horrible stories this reminds me a lot of some of them... people can be so incredibly cruel. :ยด(

Date: 2010-09-30 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blameitonmerlin.livejournal.com
Sadly, people abuse and treat each other terribly for their own amusement far too often.

Having grown up with a lot of friends who have two moms or dads, and being from a non-traditional family myself, I know that some people just don't understand what is "different". I think one of the reactions can be to make a joke out of it.

Date: 2010-09-30 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] filegnaru.livejournal.com
what i could never understand was why there was so much hate and intolerance within the group of gay&lesbians too.
dykes saying the more feminine lesbians can not be real lesbians.
macho gays bashing gays that behave like those stereotypical tv&movie gays.
pretty much everyone hating transgenders either because now they are the enemy (hetero) or because they are not real a man/woman and therefore can not be real lesbians/gays...

it's just sick!

Date: 2010-09-30 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sugah66.livejournal.com
What disgusts me even more than this information (which is just too horrible for words) is the comments I'm reading about it. I hate this planet sometimes, I really do. I'm often ashamed to call myself human.

Date: 2010-09-30 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blameitonmerlin.livejournal.com
I haven't read the comments, but I can imagine what they are like. People are very brave on the internet.

I don't know how anyone could think this was funny or ok to do.

Date: 2010-09-30 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sugah66.livejournal.com
Because they're sick, sad individuals who can't see past the end of their noses and realize that just because other people aren't exactly like them doesn't mean that their lives are any less worthy.

Date: 2010-09-30 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likeaglass.livejournal.com
I...IDEK man. What the fuck is wrong with people? :(

Date: 2010-09-30 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blameitonmerlin.livejournal.com
I have no idea. Absolute fuckery!

This is where I went to school! I am ashamed of that right now.

Date: 2010-09-30 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] myworldmytrue.livejournal.com
:(

I don't even know what to say. Human beings sicken me.

Date: 2010-09-30 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blameitonmerlin.livejournal.com
I don't know what to say either. It's apalling!

Date: 2010-09-30 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] josshouse.livejournal.com
There will always be people trying to humiliate and destroy the lives of other people. Sometimes because they're different, sometimes for no fucking reason at all. Sad fact of life.

Date: 2010-09-30 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] be-merry.livejournal.com
This has not been a good week for the GLBT community. A 13-year-old boy in my city committed suicide this week due to being bullied because he was gay. :(

Date: 2010-10-01 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rayslady.livejournal.com
Argh, sweetheart, I know - sometimes people can be truly appalling.
Love <3
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