ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

US Boy, 9, Killed Himself after Homophobic Bullying, Mum Says

08/27/2018 | BBC

A nine-year-old boy has killed himself after enduring four days of homophobic bullying at school in Denver, Colorado, his mother says. Leia Pierce told KDVR-TV that her son, Jamel Myles, revealed to her over the summer that he was gay. She said Jamel wanted to go to school and tell his classmates because he was “proud” to be gay. Denver Public Schools (DPS) say crisis counselors have been made available to students at Jamel’s elementary school. The school system sent letters to families on Friday about the additional counseling services for students.

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