We encourage all people who feel connected to these tragic events, whether friends, family, peers, community members, and sympathetic human beings to pause today at 8:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM Pacific for a moment of silence and reflection in remembrance of Raymond Chase, Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Asher Brown and Billy Lucas.
I should point out that, according to the things I've read, not all of these boys - particularly Seth, Asher, and Billy, the youngest of whom was 11 - were necessarily gay. But when they were bullied, that's what people called them, and being called gay, whether it was true or not, was such a terrible thing that they killed themselves.
All of these stories are discussed over at The Bilerico Project. And a UU blog I read has a discussion of it here.
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