We here at momlogic are devastated to report yet another teen gay suicide. The Advocate reports that Raymond Chase, a 19-year-old sophomore at Johnson & Wales in Providence, R.I., hung himself in his dorm room this past Wednesday.
Yes, Chase and Nolt are the FIFTH AND SIXTH unnecessary deaths among gay teens in recent weeks! And who knows how many others just didn't make the papers?
Teenagers can be merciless. But bullying has got to stop. As parents, it's our job to teach our straight teens tolerance, and let our gay teens know that they need to hang in there and seek out support, because it does get better.
Celebrity-gossip blogger Perez Hilton has done an amazing job of reaching out to his celeb pals via Twitter and asking them to contribute messages of hope to the YouTube "It Gets Better Project," which was started by columnist Dan Savage.
As Ellen DeGeneres says in the amazing anti-bullying message below, "Teenage bullying and teasing is an epidemic in this country, and the death rate is climbing. One life lost in a senseless way is tragic; four lives lost is a crisis."
Please take a moment to honor the six children we've lost this week by watching the video ... and honor your own spirit by taking Ellen's message to heart and doing your part.