Northern Utah Rocked By Gay Teen Suicide

Communities in northern Utah are reeling from the suicide of a gay teen, the latest in a rash of suicides across the country. Earlier this week, Alex Smith, 18, was speaking at a community panel in Ogden, UT, about the harassment his boyfriend, Jack Reese, had experienced in school, not knowing that Jack had already taken his own life. Ogden OUTreach will be holding a community panel and discussion on May 1 where local educators, parents, and youth will speak out on behalf of LGBT teens, including members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A candlelight vigil in remembrance of Jack Reese will follow at the conclusion of the panel.