Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents, and gay teens are 4 times more likely than straight teens to attempt suicide. Moreover, the pain gay teenagers feel when they are taunted affects others around them during adolescence, the mantra is, i want to be the same. There are 2 types of suicide stories on this site left behind. Stories and letters from parents, relatives, and close friends of those gay teens who committed suicide. News articles, obituaries and other accounts of gay teenagers who committed suicide. this is a list of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people whose suicides were deemed. shocking lgbt suicide rates emotional story explains why fox news. If suicide is reported on irresponsibly, inaccurately or sensationalistically, the risk of suicide contagion (an increase in suicide deaths) increases. Critical to remember is that the more openly people talk about suicide and homosexual suicide and the less stigma people feel around the issues, the more people can successfully fight back against lgbt suicide. An australian teen who committed suicide after years of relentless bullying for being gay killed himself, because he believed his classmates wanted him dead, a friend said in a new interview. Books shelved as teen-suicide thirteen reasons why by jay asher, hate list by jennifer brown, the pact by jodi picoult, the gatekeepers by jen lancaster. a colorado 9-year-old ended his own life thursday, shortly after coming out as gay and being bullied at school, according to his mother, leia pierce. There are far too many tragic stories of people who felt the only way to escape their troubles was to take. The teen was mocked for being tall6 foot 3 inches (190cm)and for having a polish accent.