Brown's parents say he was "bullied to death," picked on for his small size, his religion and because he did not wear designer clothes. Though Brown recently told his parents he was gay, it's unclear as to whether he disclosed this information to any of his peers at school. What is clear, according to Brown's parents, is that he was accused of being gay, and some of his peers went so far as to mock performing sexual acts on him in his physical education class. Brown attended Hamilton Middle School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Amy Troung, Brown's mother, says she and her husband complained about her son's bullying for 18 months up until the time of his death. She says that despite numerous phone calls, e-mails and visits to the school, administrators never responded. Fox affiliate KRIV-TV also covered the story of Brown's death. Numerous comments left on the station's Web site by parents and students affirm Amy Troung's statement that her son had been bullied for years and that school officials did nothing to stop the harassment. Equality Texas, the statewide LGBT-advocacy organization, said Equality Texas is working closely with Rep. Strama's staff to make sure the legislation proposed in 2011 is "the best possible to take seriously this problem and deal with it." Meanwhile, in California, a 13-year-old boy remains on life support after attempting to take his own life on September 19 by hanging himself from a tree. According to friends and neighbors, the boy, whose name has not appeared in the media, is openly gay and has been bullied for years - even after being put on independent study earlier this year. GLAAD urges the media to continue covering stories related to school bullying, as well as stories that highlight the need for anti-bullying legislation that's inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity in those states where it's still lacking.