A Very Sad Story.

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A closeted gay student at Rutgers committed suicide after his dorm-mate secretly video’d him having sex and broadcasting it live over the web. This brings back some of the pains of my own struggles against myself. It wasn’t until I was out of college that I could even utter the words “I’m gay” out loud. And even then, it felt strange to say it. I can remember more than once resiting the urge to look over my shoulder to see who might have overheard. Some of the comments posted below the story makes me want to puke. And you wonder why many young gay people still find it so gut-wrenchingly difficult to accept who they are and what they feel.

Makes this project all the more important.

PS. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s response to this hits all the right notes. God, I hope this guy is as genuine as he appears.

2 Comments to “A Very Sad Story.”

  1. By Kev, October 1, 2010 @ 9:23 am

    What is heartbreaking is his mother’s statement that is unconditional and speaks only of their love and how special he was with his music. Regardless of whether he was closeted I think she knew. I feel she would have accepted him no matter what but I don’t know.

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