List of LGBT-related suicides

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This is a list of notable lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who have committed suicide.

Name Lifetime[1] Age Location and/or Nationality Notes[2]
Baker , James RobertJames Robert Baker 18 October 1946 – 5 November 1997 51 Pacific Palisades, California, USA G[3]
Benet , BrendaBrenda Benet 14 August 1945 – 7 April 1982 36 Los Angeles, California, USA B[4]
Carrington , DoraDora Carrington 29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932 38 Ham, Wiltshire, England L[5]
Cheung , LeslieLeslie Cheung 12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003 46 Hong Kong B[6]
Clementi , TylerTyler Clementi 19 December 1991 – 10 September 2010 18 Piscataway, New Jersey, USA G[7]
Crane , HartHart Crane 21 July 1899 – 27 April 1932 32 New York, New York, USA G[8]
Denton , DeniceDenice Denton 27 August 1959 – 24 June 2006 46 Santa Cruz, California, USA L[9]
Disch , Thomas M.Thomas M. Disch 2 February 1940 – 4 July 2008 68 New York, New York, USA G[10]
Fashanu , JustinJustin Fashanu 19 February 1961 – 2 May 1998 37 Norfolk, England G[11]
Griffith, BobbyRobert "Bobby" Wayne Griffith 24 June 1963 – 27 August 1983 20 Portland, Oregon, USA G[12]
Halligan , RyanRyan Halligan 18 December 1989 – 7 October 2003 13 Essex Junction, Vermont, USA G[13]
Hubley , JamieJamie Hubley 1997 – 14 October 2011 15 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada G[14]
Inge , WilliamWilliam Inge 3 May 1913 – 10 June 1973 60 New York, New York, USA G[15]
Kim, Ji-hooKim Ji-hoo 5 April 1985 – 6 October 2008 23 Seoul, South Korea G[16]
Matthiessen , F. O.F. O. Matthiessen 19 February 1902 - 1 April 1950 48 Kittery, Maine, USA G[17]
McQueen , AlexanderAlexander McQueen 17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010 40 London, England G[18]
North , KentKent North 27 December 1971 – 4 July 2007 35 London, England G[19]
Pelham-Clinton , ArthurArthur Pelham-Clinton 23 June 1840 - 18 June 1870 29 London, England G or B[20]
Penner , MikeMike Penner 10 October 1957 – 27 November 2009 52 Los Angeles, California, USA T[21]
Rodmeyer , JameyJamey Rodmeyer 21 March 1997 – 18 September 2011 14 Buffalo, New York, USA G[22]
Turing , AlanAlan Turing 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954 41 Cheshire, England G[23]
Whale , JamesJames Whale 22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957 67 Hollywood, California, USA G[24]
Wheeler , JimJim Wheeler 1978–1997 19 Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA G[25]
Wong , TobiTobi Wong 10 June 1974 – 30 May 2010 35 New York, New York, USA G[26]
Jadin Bell 4 June 1998 - 3 February 2013 15 La Grande, Oregon, USA G[27]
Kenneth Weishuhn 27 May 1997 - 15 April 2012 14 Paullina, Iowa, USA G[28]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Entries with no sourced year of birth available are marked with a "?".
  2. ^ All entries contain a reliably sourced reference. Entries may also contain a letter indicating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender.
  3. ^ "Obituaries:Robert Baker, Satirical Novelist, 50". New York Times. 24 November 1997. p. Section B; Page 7; Column 2. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Bruce, Tammy (2004). The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left's Assault on Our Culture and Values. Three Rivers Press. p. 2. ISBN 1-4000-5294-7. 
  5. ^ Haycock, David Boyd (2009). A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War. Old Street Publishing. ISBN 1-905847-84-X. 
  6. ^ Corliss, Richard (3 April 2003). "That old feeling: Days of being Leslie". Time Asia. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Parker, Ian (6 February 2012). "The Story of a Suicide". The New Yorker. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Fisher, Clive (2002). Hart Crane: a life. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09061-7. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Glatter, Jonathan D. (30 June 2006). "Stunned Campus Mourns Its Chief, an Apparent Suicide". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Martin, Douglas (8 July 2008). "Thomas Disch, Novelist, Dies at 68". New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Fashanu, Amal (26 January 2012). "The silence over gay footballers". BBC News. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Aarons, Leroy (1995). Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-251123-2. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  13. ^ Norton, Justin M. (21 February 2007). "States Pushing for Laws to Curb Cyberbullying". Fox News. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide, Cites Depression, School Troubles". The Huffington Post. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  15. ^ Belcher, David (6 August 2009). "Out of Kansas, Into the World: A Trove of Inge Plays". The New York Times. p. C3. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  16. ^ Park Si-soo (8 October 2008). "Gay Actor Found Dead in Apparent Suicide". The Korea Times. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  17. ^ Smith, Dinitia (29 May 2003). "American Culture's Debt To Gay Sons of Harvard". The New York Times (NYTimes.com). Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  18. ^ "Alexander McQueen, UK fashion designer, found dead". BBC News. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  19. ^ Provenzano, Jim (12 July 2007). "Porn star Kent North dies at 35". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  20. ^ Laurence Senelick, "The changing room: sex, drag and theatre", Gender in performance, Routledge, 2000, ISBN 0-415-15986-5, p.303
  21. ^ "Mike Penner dies at 52; Los Angeles Times sportswriter". Los Angeles Times. 29 November 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  22. ^ Anahad O'Connor (21 September 2011). "Suicide Draws Attention to Gay Bullying". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  23. ^ Hodges, Andrew (1992) [1983]. Alan Turing: the enigma. London: Burnett Books. ISBN 0-04-510060-8. 
  24. ^ Benshoff, Harry M. (1997). Monsters in the closet: homosexuality and the horror film. Manchester University Press. ISBN 0-7190-4472-3. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  25. ^ Neff, Lisa (2 March 2004). "A Portrait of Pain". The Advocate. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  26. ^ Williams, Alex (25 June 2010). "The Mysteries of Tobias Wong". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  27. ^ "Jadin Bell, Gay Oregon Teen, Taken Off Life Support After Hanging Himself". Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  28. ^ "Kenneth Weishuhn, Gay Iowa Teen, Commits Suicide After Allegedly Receiving Death Threats". Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 March 2014.