Tragic suicide of a bullied gay 13-year-old mourned on Twitter


The online LGBTQ community in Australia has united in mourning the tragic death of a 13-year-old boy from Brisbane.

The boy’s mum Amanda Unsworth told a local news outlet her son committed suicide and passed away on Monday, after being constantly bullied for being gay. 

The shocking news of his death has Queer and non-Queer Twitter users alike calling on the Australian government to protect the Safe Schools curriculum — a program created to educate school kids on LGBTQ identities and reduce homophobic and transphobic bullying.

“Tyrone ended up being gay and a lot of people started picking on him,” she Amanda told The Courier-Mail Thursday night. “He was a really feminine male, he loved fashion, he loved make-up and the boys always picked on him, calling him gay-boy, faggot, fairy; it was a constant thing from Year 5. Read more…

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