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America In CRISIS! A 3rd Teenage Boy Dies This Week! 5th Death From Suicide In Less Than Three Weeks!!!!

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Gay, lesbian and transgender youth have a MUCH higher suicide rate than their heterosexual peers. Fact.

SOMETHING must be done to reach out to them more!!!!

Billy Lucas, Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, Tyler Clementi and now Raymond Chase, 19, from Monticello, New York.

We have just lost a 5th young soul this week - that we know of - who is either gay or the victim or gay bullying. The 5th suicide in less than three weeks and the 3rd death just this week alone!

It is just devastating for us to report that we have learned that Raymond Chase, an openly gay sophomore at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island , studying culinary arts committed suicide on Wednesday, several students have informed us.

The 19 year old is believed to have hung himself in his dormitory.

Ronald Martel, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, sent the following email to students on Thursday.

Today I contact you with the deeply sad news of the passing of Raymond Chase, sophomore, 19, culinary arts major. The campus community is mourning the loss of this vibrant young man who leaves many JWU friends and teachers, and a loving family of Monticello, New York.

Funeral arrangements are not available at this time. As we obtain more information that can be shared, we will do so. Ray's JWU friends and the university are planning a memorial service for the campus community. Those details will be forthcoming.

In the meantime, I encourage anyone who is having a difficult time to seek the services available at Student Counseling. Our staff of professionals is here to work with all of you during this sorrowful time. Their help and confidentiality is a benefit that you should consider.

Student Counseling services are available at the The Friedman Center, 2nd floor, Harborside Campus and at Wales (formerly Plantations) Hall, 2nd Floor, Downcity Campus. Call 401-598-1016 to reach both locations.

By expressing the university community's condolences to Ray's family, I join you during this time of bereavement.

THIS HAS TO STOP!!!!!

This is a trend that is NOT FASHIONABLE!

Suicide is never an option!

Please, please, please, TALK to your sons, brothers, cousins, friends, roommates! If someone you know is gay or questioning and going through a hard time, OFFER YOUR HELP.

Sometimes people just want to know someone is there to listen.

And, if you need someone to talk to yourself, please call the trained professionals at The Trevor Project and speak anonymously!

One life lost is bad enough but 3 in one week and 5 in less than three weeks is unacceptable!!!

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169 comments to “America In CRISIS! A 3rd Teenage Boy Dies This Week! 5th Death From Suicide In Less Than Three Weeks!!!!”

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  1. 101

    Perez, you bully people everyday and are just as bad as the people who bullied this poor boy to death.



  2. 102

    Wow, why are people so pissed that the post was saying that gay youth are more likely to commit suicide. The post was bringing light to a very disturbing statistic, straight people are so scared someone is going make them gay,or like gays are going to take their rights away, or that that gays are gonna steal the attention away from the heteros who commit suicide. It is one post about a very sad situation. The post did NOT say everyone who commits suicide is gay, suicide is always sad to hear about.Perez is gay, so therefore he is going to bring attention to something that is important to him, not to mention the fact that a very high percentage of gays frequently visit this website. This really disturbs me because this wasn't an actual celebrity trash talking post like usual, and people still make ignorant comments and they didn't even know the guy. Doesn't matter if the guy was weak and that people die ever minute, or that straight people get bullied and commit suicide too, would you want to trade places with this guys family or friends?Would you be on blog site posting careless comments if this was your kid ?



  3. 103

    Really MarioMonjack, is that why, so when heterosexuals commit suicide, what is reason they kill themselves ?? Please tell me ?? Does your biblical teachings tell you that too ? Also would you care to throw in, if you feel that way, then why are you on a website posting on a blog owned by a gay man ??



  4. 104

    Suicide is a terrible thing that effects so many people everyday. I don't agree that publicly exposing these people on your site is a good idea though. Imagine someone who is considering suicide, they see similar cases broadcast to the world on a website, each individual famous now to millions of people…dont you think that will encourage them to follow through in a hope to become 'known' or seen, something they probably strive for more than anything else.??



  5. 105

    PEOPLE NEED TO STOP BEING SO DAMN IGNORANT BECAUSE JUDGING OTHERS & BULLYING OTHERS IS GOING TO BRING THAT PERSON DOWN. WHETHER A PERSON IS GAY OR STRAIGHT IF THEY DESERVE TO BE SHOWN RESPECT REGARDLESS. YES, SUICIDE SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY AND PEOPLE WHO FEEL AS IF THEY HAVE THE POWER TO JUDGE OTHERS NEED TO KICK ROCKS. NOBODY IS EVER PERFECT AND TO DISCRIMINATE AND SAY PEREZ HILTON NEEDS TO STOP FOCUSING ON GAY TEEN SUICIDE YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. SUICIDE RATES IS RISING AND MANY OF THE SUICIDES ARE GAY TEENAGERS SO STOP BEING SO DAMN IGNORANT & LOOKING DOWN ON OTHERS. PEREZ THANK YOU FOR SHINING LIGHT ON THIS TOPIC BECAUSE PEOPLE NEED TO REALIZE EVER1 NEEDS TO BE SHOWN RESPECT….RIP RAY AKA STORM…I WILL MISS YOU & YOUR CRAZY WAYS OF MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH!!!!



  6. 106

    Do it!



  7. 107

    Re: URwhatUeat – Exactly.



  8. 108

    I think you mean gAymerica.
    I don't know if you know it but America is becoming the laughing stock of the world. It's a land of freaks! gays roaming the streets freely, fat dudes in womens clothing, serial killers on every corner, a new celebrity/hooker scandel every week, lawsuits claiming 300mill over nothing, and so on, and so on…
    Wake up America! No one takes you seriously any more!



  9. 109

    Listen I have ABSOLUTELY no discretion or hate to ANY gays, lesbians, or transgenders, BUT to commit suicide is the most selfish act ever. I understand Perez being gay bringing attention to these people who are gay…etc. committing suicide bc of what has happened to them ONLY bc they are gay but I think the major problem at hand is suicide in general. No problem is ever that big to take your own life. That is the most selfish act on earth you could ever do. Please look past these souls sexuality and look at what they have done to themselves, their friends, family, and loved ones. Thank you.



  10. 110

    Re: Eliazar Rodriguez – Totally ignorant comment.



  11. 111

    America is in a crisis but definitely NOT because of suicides………..



  12. 112

    I think a lot of the problems come from social networks! People become a lot braver when cyber bullying and it is becomming a major problem with kids.

  13. cymro says – reply to this


    113

    coming from a bully who is trying to ruin other people's lives, your words mean nothing. look in the mirror.



  14. 114

    Perez, it is painfully sad that teenagers are killing themselves but you know it's more than just gay youth. Depression, bullying, mental issues touch every demographic, not just gay youth. And while I know this is close to your heart for obvious reasons, suicide for ANY reason and of ANY teenager needs to stop.



  15. 115

    Re: ScottWarner

    Yeah, well, I've been abroad and guess what? Ignorance is widespread in Europe as well, and I'm sure if I went to any other country I'd find the same thing.



  16. 116

    It is proven by experts that gay population tend to suicide more than hetero because of their broken relationships with their partners. Perhaps they need to look into some way of therapy either for couples or to learn to deal with a broken relation.
    But I agree with many other people, LOTS of random people suicide by day, not just gay… are you offering them your help??.



  17. 117

    When I was in school and I'm only 25 we had openly gay ppl in our school and treated them like everyone else..a couple ppl in our school commited sucide from having a crappy home life or they OD on drugs..People who bully just hate their own life so they pick on others.. one day they will grow up hopefully. This is sad people take their lives at such a young age.



  18. 118

    Wow some of you are so judgmental about people who commit suicide!! These people are deeply troubled and tormented, not weak and cowardly..have a little compassion!



  19. 119

    Apple1289, what are you saying?! Your right kids that are straight don't get teased for being hetero but they DO get bullied for tons of other reasons…whether it's being fat, skinny, black, etc.
    Oh&Perez america is in a crisis for so many other damn things…not just for 5 suicides in 3 weeks. I'm sure tons of other kids (who aren't gay) have commited suicide in the past couple weeks…where is that in your blog?



  20. 120

    ****hanged, not hung.

    how is someone like you with such poor spelling and grammar skills even allowed to write shit anywhere?



  21. 121

    They r just desperate for attention…



  22. 122

    Perez, YOU and the rest of the Gossip Bloggers are responsible for making "outing" people on the internet, seem like a fun past-time. Where do you think those two bullies got the idea from??? If you had taped a closeted celebrity having gay sex - you'd have it splashed all over the internet in a flash! And you'd get rich off it too! You're such a hypocrite.



  23. 123

    Bullying anyone is not STYLISH ….
    www.thethrifters.net



  24. 124

    Here's the issue Perez or whoever is writing the article. Teenage suicide is on the rise (regardless of sexual orientation).

    Too many of today's issues and pressures from peers and bullying of all sorts contribute to it. But that is the tip of the iceberg.

    Teens in general need the help if thoughts of suicide enter their minds … for whatever reason. We can't know and you have done your fair share to assume what the problem is.

    If you know so much, then you should handle the suicide help lines.



  25. 125

    Weak minded people commit suicide? Wow there are some very judgemental people on here that seem to be uneducated. Give the poor people a break that have done this. It is much deeper than that.

    Perez start a campaign about this….you get attention.



  26. 126

    The only report of gay suicide I want to read about is that of Perez Hilton, himself.



  27. 127

    Don't pretend you care Perez. Had this boy been a celeb you would have been outing him with every fourth post you made. Your hypocrisy knows no bounds.



  28. 128

    People kill themselves for different reasons. Some because their fat or because they are called ugly.Look at what Perez does on his website calling celebs fat and ugly. Maybe Perez should take a look at himself to see what he does and change his ways. Perez is the biggest hypocrite on the web.



  29. 129

    YES!!!



  30. 130

    All these idiotic morons posting "what about the straights who kill themselves" etc are missing the point (they do day ignorance is bliss). Its turning in to something scary when so many young gay kids are doing this at the same time, its a crisis, and if your hatred of Perez is blinding you to this fact then get of the damn site and read a newspaper about this issue.



  31. 131

    Its actually not a fact, statistically speaking. Its just publicized more.



  32. 132

    NOT MEANING ANYTHING AGAINST THIS POOR BOY BUT WHY ARE YOU TELLING US TO GET THE LOOK ON HIS PICTURE PEREZ? I DON'T CARE TO LOOK DEAD FOR A WHILE THANK YOU.



  33. 133

    Having been a victim (yes, victim) many decades ago I also had suicidal thoughts, believing that would be the only way for all the physical and emotional beating to end. my coping mechanism became drug abuse. it took me 30some years to overcome that battle. all the support being shown by people with some public recognition is fantastic. Every bit of support is what eventually changes public opinion. People my age had no support system or legal protection against anti- gay harassment and abuse. Many gay kids took their lives back then as well, however it was never discussed. I realize that there are many other kids who commit suicide for reasons other than their sexuality. my uncle that shot himself in the head when he was paralized while in his teens. yes there are many other kids, male & female who get to the point of no return. all the negative response to Perez is saddening. yes there are others who need love and support, Perhaps if everyone who is sitting there bitching about what he's not doing would get off their ass &start doing something to support someone more kids would find another way through their difficulties. so if you're not doing something to help then shut the fuck up !!!! By the way, who's the brain child that said that last time they checked 19 wasn't a teenager ??? perhaps they overlooked the word teen in nineteen !?! amazing how the stupidest bitch the loudest….



  34. 134

    You know what? FUCK anyone who left callous remarks about suicide. These are KIDS we are talking about!! And FUCK anyone who beats up Perez for trying to bring awareness to something so devastating!



  35. 135

    Re: TROOTH SEEKER – Why dont you shut the fuck up??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????



  36. 136

    You can start by lobbying Congress to immediately start CASTRATING ALL PEDOPHILES (or just kill them, whatever), as this is probably the #1 reason people "become" homosexual. It's definitely a tragic thing that people's lives are destroyed before they even have a chance to be what GOD intended them to be.

    Perez, might we then also rally the call for help for ALL teens, not just homosexual ones???



  37. 137

    LOL @ toriwhite. Perez is a gay man, and this is rampant in his community. The focus is different. These kids are being teased for being gay. There are organizations out there to help teens like this and teens who aren't gay. But the focus for him right now are on people like him. Go find the site/blog about suicide in general if you have a problem with this one. They're out there.



  38. 138

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – Exactly. And Perez might one day BE the cause of some celebrity who commits suicide. He is utterly hateful (hypocritical).



  39. 139

    Re: Human Sushi Platter – OMG and you are so right about Perez outing gay celebs! What an effing hippocrite!



  40. 140

    Re: El loco Norwegian – And I have to agree with you. Freaks are definitely overtaking the USA.

    You might just think of it as The Fall of the American Empire.



  41. 141

    I agree with ladykk22. You're giving these young people with low self esteem and suicidal thoughts a reason to do it. They think atleast they aren't dying in vain and that it will be posted online on a popular blog. So sad that this is happening but theres a reason you dont read about suicide in newspapers or on the news, putting these dangerous thoughts in depressed youth is not a good idea.



  42. 142

    is it known this kid was bullied or he had his own personal demons going on?



  43. 143

    I'M SORRY~ PEOPLE WE TRULY HAVE TO DO BETTER AND TEACH OUR KIDS BETTER!

    I do not believe in gay marriage. or this gay agenda Perez has, but I do believe in being nice to all individuals from all walks of life. I live on " if your respectful to me, I will be nothing but the same to you". Whether I agree with your personal life or not, who am I to judge, and I do believe TUPAC said it best "only God can judge me."

    This can be my child, your child~ anything that deals with kids is personal to me.



  44. 144

    Perez, you may be championing this particular cause, which is obviously commendable, but give me a break. You point out people's faults and draw attention to their problems and sometimes even their sexuality (gasp!), for A LIVING, in the most public way. You make a LOT of money becuase you are successful at encouraging people to join you in your exposing of people's personal lives! YOU, Perez Hilton, are the biggest internet bully around. And, you're in a position to speak out. But don't be a hypocrite. Use your celebrity to talk about this, put your money where your mouth is, and set an example for your readers.



  45. 145

    This is incredibly tragic and so unnecessary. Live and let live. Let's also remember girls can be victimized just as much as guys. All LGBT people from all walks of life are at risk for criticism and bullying. STOP THE HATE!!!



  46. 146

    I most definitely have compassion for the lives that have been destroyed by EVIL PEDOPHILES. It's heart-wrenching that the likelihood of gay teens/people leading a normal, happy, mentally healthy life is slim to none. They can parade around trying to look happy, but indeed, they are not. Instead of trying to convince them that the gay lifestyle is what they were meant to live, how about providing them counselling on how to overcome it, since obviously the prior is not working. The spiritual aspect of this issue cannot be overlooked. Homosexuality goes against nature and there is an internal conflict going on constantly. Period. Compassion, not approval.



  47. 147

    I dont see this as trend, and you shouldnt treat it as one either. You are so disgusting with your uneducated brain. Stop trying to come off as someone who really cares. Because you dont.



  48. 148

    R.I.P. RAY! you are truely missed here at JWU!♥
    always in our hearts ♥♥



  49. 149

    I believe and respect the message you are trying to send, but you are the last person who should be saying this. You are one of the biggest internet bullies. You pick on people for what they are wearing, what they say, how they look, etc. The speculation is that this young man chose to take his life over being being outted and having his privacy violated. Isn't this what you do to every celebrity that you believe may be homosexual? So why is it you are so concerned about these young people, but not about the people you constantly harass? That smells like double standards and hipocrisy to me.



  50. 150

    is very sad that anyone will take there one life no matter if is Gay or straight or whatever but America is not in crisis bcz of THAT!!! please I know that gay are sooo dramatic but you go to extremes. I wonder why your species behaves that way…?



  51. 151

    I see the "get the look" tag remains on this entry. It is in very poor taste.



  52. 152

    =[



  53. 153

    Its sad that these kids are taking their lives. Sometimes it's better to listen to the bible and not be damned to hell. You exploiting it doesn't make it any better. Will-I-Am's manager didn't hit you hard enough I dont think. All the little boys and men you put hearts around their p*nis and turn gayness into normal life is disgusting. How many times do you need to get beat up by someone to realize what you are doing? How long does this need to continue and how many CONFUSED kids need to die??



  54. 154

    Nobody is denying that gay bullying is a problem and that it might lead to people committing suicide .But Perez is a bully himself he has no creditability in the gay community. If he thinks he will be the Martin Luther King of the gay community he is dreaming. Perez is nothing more than a hateful man just like these bullies.



  55. 155

    And P.S. just like someone else has stated the "Get the Look" button on this gentleman's pictures is in bad taste. With these type of stories you might want to turn that off. Get a clue Perez you Bully



  56. 156

    this is sad. first wizardy, then vampires, now suicide…just cuz one person does it doesnt mean its cool to do so. we live in a world where people will ALWAYS have opinions of you gay, straight, bi. all u have 2 do is walk away.



  57. 157

    Again… America is the continent, not the country.



  58. 158

    i'm so sorry baby



  59. 159

    PEREZ
    its great that you are trying to bring awarenesss to this…."epidemic"
    BUT do you have any idea whats going on in the reservations in u.s/canada?
    the TEEN SUICIDE RATE IS UP TO TEN TIMES THE RATE IN THE REGULAR POPULATION!
    some stats show that ONE IN ELEVEN KIDS on the reservation will attempt to or commit suiicde….
    CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF 1/11 OF ALL KIDS IN REGULAR POPULATIONS COMMITED SUICIDE???
    THEN PEOPLE WOULD CARE!



  60. 160

    Please don't do this. If you are contemplating doing this please stop for both you and your family. The world is full of millions of people…stop one of them and say "help me". Permanent solutions are not the answer and reaching out is a better option for everyone.



  61. 161

    This was my best friend, & i love the fact that people are getting a chance to see that this is a big issue and theres something that needs to be done about this…

    The only thing i wish for as of right now is if people have something bad to say, dont even waste your time commenting because theres people out there who are hurt about this situation.

    -Ivy



  62. 162

    To all of the people on here accusing this article of being biased, that people die everyday that only the weak commit suicide.

    Some of these people were CHILDREN. It is never acceptable to bash people just because they're different. This article is bringing not only these deaths to light but bringing your poor attitudes to light as well. Rather than mourning these deaths and realizing how powerful bullying can be you blame the death on the victims. You ignore the issue and call it biased because he's not documenting every death.

    WAKE UP and realize this is a issue we must all combat and take seriously including those who think only the weak take their lives.



  63. 163

    Re: Ivonne Maria White-Hewlett – U KNOW ALL THIS TALK ABOUT RAY I KNOW HIM AS STORM IWAS READING THE MESS ON HERE HOW NASTY SOME OF U R IF U KNEW HIM YOUR WORDS WOULD BE DIFF BUT MISS IVONN THANK U FOR STANDIN UP FOR HIM HE WILL BE MISS DARELY AND TO HIS MOM AND THR REST OF HIS FAM IM TRUELY SORRY FOR YOUR LOST I KNOW I WILL MISS HIM ……….AND TO HIS FRIENDS IN SCHOOL PLEZZ HIT ME UP ON FB ITS NIKKI THE DON WAT TO KNOW MORE



  64. 164

    For anyone to just see the word gay in this whole thing is ignorant. There is a bigger picture here and if you open your eyes it is about teen suicide. It is very unfortunate that this young man has taken his life and even worse that is it the 3rd death in a week. Yes I agree that it should be seen as a whole but even so. Children now are so ruthless with the name calling and backstabbing it is embarrassing and needs to stop. This is something that need to be taken care of and looked at from all angles and maybe we can find a solution and stop this before another young life is taken. Suicide is not the answer but if one person steps forward about the affects of bullying then the rest will follow suit. I pray for all these young souls.



  65. 165

    sorry i'm canot upload my avatar becuse my ponsel must be service”more emberssed to say this wact the ppl depretion thingking hes problem



  66. 166

    sorry i'm canot upload my avatar becuse my ponsel must be service”more emberssed to say this wact the ppl depretion thingking hes problem



  67. 167

    SHAME ON YOU PEREZ! YOU MAKE A LIVING ON MAKING FUN OF PEOPLE!!! LET THE CHANGE BEGIN WITH YOU!!!



  68. 168

    Last year, my friend, who went to Rutgers and was in the music department just like Clementi, committed suicide. He was likely gay, although I am not 100% sure. It's just so sad to see these teenage suicides and think of my dear friend. He was going to turn 20 only 3 days later.
    Forever young, rest in peace!



  69. 169

    From what i heard he came out to his parents and they disowned him. If true what a shame they couldn't be more open minded. RIP Raymond

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