2012: Rafael's death is the FOURTH REPORTED SUICIDE REPORTED among GAY TEENS
that has been attributed in part to anti-gay bullying.
On Jan 1, Jeffrey Fehr, 18, hanged himself at his family’s home in Granite Bay, Calif.; on
Jan. 20, Tennessee teen Phillip Parker, 14, was also found dead, the victim of an
apparent suicide -- his parents said Phillip was constantly bullied because he was gay.
And on Jan. 11, Eric James Borges, an intern at The Trevor Project also took his life --
EricJames, as he was known, was repeatedly bullied, tormented and terrorized for most
of his life. His religious-extremist parents chose not to attend his memorial.
A Rabbi’s Sorrow – צער רב - “A Rabbi’s Sorrow” Rabbi Shlomo Riskin really thought that it would be different. That those in the seat of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate would be righteous ...
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