Teen Hospitalized After Attempting Suicide Over Anti-Gay Bullying

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"Teen Hospitalized After Attempting Suicide Over Anti-Gay Bullying"

Andy Towle flags the story of Austin Rodriguez, “a gay teen at Wellsville High School in Ohio who came out of the closet 6-8 months ago and immediately faced bullying from fellow students.” Rodriguez attempted suicide last Friday by swallowing pills, and now remains on a ventilator in the hospital. His mother says that the bullying “was electronic, it was face to face bullying, they were hiding his gym clothes because they didn’t want him changing in the locker room with them. They didn’t want him to eat by them, or in the school lunchroom.” Watch a local news segment on the story:


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