Italy: 14-year-old commits suicide because of anti-gay bullying

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August 12, 2013
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A fourteen-year-old in Rome has taken his own life because of anti-gay bullying, and struggles with finding acceptance of his sexuality.

After causing cuts to his arms and groin, the teenager killed himself after 2am on Friday by throwing himself from a balcony.

He had previously left two messages apologising to his family, one on a USB stick, and the other hand-written on a piece of paper, reports La Repubblica.

One read: ”I am a homosexual, no one understands my drama and I do not know how to make it acceptable to my family.”

Police investigators found that he had been the subject of bullying because of his sexuality, including text messages on his phone.