This is devastating.
One month after releasing an incredibly disturbing, touching, and inspiring It Gets Better video (above), 19-year-old filmmaker EricJames Borges took his own life.
EricJames was an extremely vocal supporter of the LGBT community, who interned at The Trevor Project, and he told the world his very sad story to prove that it does get better.
Here's what The Trevor Project's Communications Director Laura McGinnis had to say about this tragedy:
"We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic death of EricJames Borges, and our hearts go out to his family and friends, and his community."
"EricJames was a dedicated, trained volunteer. Our main concern right now is that those affected by his death feel supported and can get the care they need."
And here is the final message that EricJames imparted to the world in his It Gets Better video:
"You have an entire life fit to burst with opportunities ahead of you. Don't ever give up, and don't ever for one second think that you're not a valuable and beautiful contribution to this world."
This must end now! We CANNOT keep losing such wonderful, valuable people to all the hate in the world.
Rest in Peace, EricJames.
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