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13 Reasons Why's Brandon Flynn Comes Out As Gay In The Name Of Equality — Bravo!

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This is beautiful!

In response to a terrible anti same-sex marriage message across the sky in Australia, 13 Reasons Why star Brandon Flynn took social media condemn the hate and acknowledge that he identifies with the LGBTQ+ community. Yas!

Related: Demi Lovato Calls Her Sexuality 'Irrelevant'

Writing on Instagram, the 23-year-old actor penned alongside a photo of a pride flag:

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Study Speculates 13 Reasons Why Caused Rise In Suicide Searches Online

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When 13 Reasons Why became a phenomenon back in March, people had mixed feelings about whether it glorified suicide or was simply raising awareness.

A recent study conducted by Jon Ayers, which was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday, says there were at least 900,000 more than expected Google searches including the word "suicide" in the weeks following the show's premiere. This can range from topics including suicide methods, suicide ideation, suicide hotlines, and suicide prevention.

Related: Colorado School District Temporarily Pulls 13RY Book

It's important to note this research does not offer a connection between actual number of suicides, just how much it was searched online.

According to the study, the phrase "how to commit suicide" was searched 26% more than expected, "suicide prevention" rose 23%, and "suicide hotline number" went up 21%.

The SDSU research professor said of his findings:

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Colorado School District Temporarily Pulls 13 Reasons Why Book Due To Recent String Of Student Suicides

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Netflix's 13 Reasons Why has been polarizing to say the least.

But for a Colorado community still grieving over seven students who recently committed suicide, the source material for the teen drama was too dangerous to stay on shelves… for a few hours.

A Mesa County Valley School District official ordered librarians to temporarily stop circulating the book that 13 Reasons Why was based on, due to the mass criticism that it glamorizes suicide.

Related: 13 Reasons Why Showrunner Offers Details About Season 2!

The order caused irritation from some district librarians, who called the rare occurrence censorship, perpetuating the debate about balancing freedom of speech with sensitive topics concerning teen suicide.

Leigh Grasso, the curriculum director for the district who decided to pull the novel, sent an email on April 28 to fellow librarians, citing media attention and recent events in as just a few of the reasons why she made her decision.

She explained to the Associated Press:

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13 Reasons Why Showrunner Offers Up New Details About Season 2 — 'Analog Technology' Twist, Hannah's Presence, & MORE!

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Hannah's story is definitely not over.

Veiled in controversy, Netflix's hit show 13 Reasons Why tells the story of a high school junior (Hannah Baker played by Katherine Langford) who commits suicide and leaves behind 13 tapes explaining why she decided to end her precious life.

Related: Is 13 Reasons The Most Controversial TV Show Ever?

While the show has seen its fair share of criticism for glamorizing suicide and mental health issues, the streaming service recently decided to renew the most tweeted about series of 2017 with 13 new episodes.

Obvi that's why showrunner Brian Yorkey sat down with EW to discuss what's in store for the high schoolers in Season 2.

First up, will Hannah appear in the highly-anticipated new episodes?

Yorkey revealed the impactful character will still be included in the tangled story:

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The ADORABLE Cast Of Stranger Things Accept The Awards For Best TV Show At The MTV Movie & TV Awards! WATCH!

The cast of 13 Reasons Why came out to present Best TV Show at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, and it certainly became a pop culture explosion!

That's because the cast of Netflix's hottest current show met the cast of Netflix's hottest show of the past year — Stranger Things!

Watch the kids accept the honor (above)!

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13 Reasons Why — One Of The 13 Most Controversial TV Shows Of All Time!

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In case you haven't heard any of the hubbub, Netflix got a little less chill over the past week thanks to controversy surrounding its new show 13 Reasons Why.

The drama, based on the novel of the same name, is a serious exploration into the factors that lead a teen to commit suicide — including a graphic depiction of the act itself.

While it may be an important topic to discuss, many have said the show glorifies teen suicide; Paris Jackson called the show "extremely triggering." The resulting backlash has even led Netflix to create unprecedented warnings before the show plays.

But this is far from the first show to generate this kind of fervent debate. Check out 13 of the most controversial shows of all time (below)!

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Netflix Promises To Update Trigger Warnings For 13 Reasons Why After Suicide Controversy

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Netflix is responding to all the controversy surrounding the hit show 13 Reasons Why… with action!

As we've reported, the story of Hannah Baker's suicide has been praised for its unflinching look at the very real factors contributing to teen suicide AND blasted for glorifying suicidal behavior.

After hearing people's concerns, the company has announced via Buzzfeed News that it will be updating existing warnings and adding more advisories to the series as a whole.

Related: Paris Jackson On 13RY

The streaming service said in a statement:

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