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. This includes people who were, and whose peers suspected to be, part of the LGBT community.

Name Lifetime[1] Age Location and/or Nationality Notes[2]
Aaberg, JustinJustin Aaberg 1995 – 9 July 2010 15 Andover, Minnesota, USA G[3]
Alcorn, LeelahLeelah Alcorn 15 November 1997 – 28 December 2014 17 Kings Mills, Ohio, United States T[4]
Alesana, TaylorTaylor Alesana 16 May 1998 – 2 April 2015 16 Fallbrook, California, USA T[5]
Aquino, Lui AquinoLui Aquino Aquino 1999 – 2015 16 Poá, São Paulo, Brazil G[6]
Baker , James RobertJames Robert Baker 18 October 1946 – 5 November 1997 51 Pacific Palisades, California, USA G[6]
Bell, JadinJadin Bell 4 June 1997 – 3 February 2013 15 La Grande, Oregon, United States G[7]
Benet , BrendaBrenda Benet 14 August 1945 – 7 April 1982 36 Los Angeles, California, USA B[8]
Brockington , BlakeBlake Brockington 15 May 1996 – 23 March 2015 18 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA T[9]
Cansın, EylülEylül Cansın 1992 – 5 January 2015 23 - 24 Istanbul, Turkey T[10]
Carrington , DoraDora Carrington 29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932 38 Ham, Wiltshire, England L[11]
Cheung , LeslieLeslie Cheung 12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003 46 Hong Kong B[12]
Clementi , TylerTyler Clementi 19 December 1991 – 10 September 2010 18 Piscataway, New Jersey, USA G[13]
Crane , HartHart Crane 21 July 1899 – 27 April 1932 32 New York, New York, USA G[14]
Davis , BradBrad Davis 6 November 1949 – 8 September 1991 41 Los Angeles, California, USA B[15]
Denton , DeniceDenice Denton 27 August 1959 – 24 June 2006 46 Santa Cruz, California, USA L[16]
Disch , Thomas M.Thomas M. Disch 2 February 1940 – 4 July 2008 68 New York, New York, USA G[17]
Fashanu , JustinJustin Fashanu 19 February 1961 – 2 May 1998 37 Norfolk, England G[18]
Griffith, BobbyRobert "Bobby" Wayne Griffith 24 June 1963 – 27 August 1983 20 Portland, Oregon, USA G[19]
Haffner, AshAsh Haffner 28 December 1998 – 26 February 2015 16 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA T[20]
Hubley , JamieJamie Hubley 23 November 1995 – 14 October 2011 15 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada G[21]
Inge , WilliamWilliam Inge 3 May 1913 – 10 June 1973 60 New York, New York, USA G[22]
Kim, Ji-hooKim Ji-hoo 5 April 1985 – 6 October 2008 23 Seoul, South Korea G[23]
Adam Kizer 3 November 1998 – 30 May 2015 16 Sonoma, California, USA B[24]
Langrell, CameronCameron Langrell 2000 – 01 May 2015 15 Racine, Wisconsin, USA T[25]
Lucas, BillyBilly Lucas 1995 – September 2010 15 Greensburg, Indiana, USA G[26]
Mahaffey, ZanderZander Mahaffey 7 March 1999 – 15 February 2015 15 Austell, Georgia, United States T[27]
Matthiessen , F. O.F. O. Matthiessen 19 February 1902 – 1 April 1950 48 Kittery, Maine, USA G[28]
McQueen , AlexanderAlexander McQueen 17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010 40 London, England G[29]
Mohat, EricEric Mohat 1990 – March 2007 17 Mentor, Ohio, USA G[30]
North , KentKent North 27 December 1971 – 4 July 2007 35 London, England G[31]
Pelham-Clinton , ArthurArthur Pelham-Clinton 23 June 1840 – 18 June 1870 29 London, England G or B[32]
Penner , MikeMike Penner 10 October 1957 – 27 November 2009 52 Los Angeles, California, USA T[33]
Prescott, KylerKyler Prescott 07 July 2000 – 18 May 2015 14 San Diego, California, USA T[34]
Rodmeyer , JameyJamey Rodmeyer 21 March 1997 – 18 September 2011 14 Buffalo, New York, USA B[35]
Rose, MelonieMelonie Rose 7 August 1995 – 11 February 2015 19 Laurel, Maryland, United States T[36]
Dominik Szymański 2000/2001 – 7 May 2015 14 Masovian Voivodeship, Poland G or B[37]
Taylor, BraxtonBraxton Taylor 13 August 1997 – 23 September 2016 19 Kaysville, Utah, USA G[38][39]
Turing , AlanAlan Turing 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954 41 Cheshire, England G[40]
Unsworth, TyroneTyrone Unsworth 16 August 2003 – 22 November 2016 13 Brisbane, Australia G[41]
Sergio Urrego 25 November 1997 – 4 August 2014 16 Bogota, Colombia G[42]
Walters, WilliamWilliam Walters 1981 – December 2016 35 Hillcrest, San Diego, California, USA G[43]
Weishuhn, KennethKenneth Weishuhn 27 May 1997 – 15 April 2012 14 Paullina, Iowa, United States G[44]
Whale , JamesJames Whale 22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957 67 Hollywood, California, USA G[45]
Wheeler , JimJim Wheeler 1978–1997 19 Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA G[46]
Wong , TobiTobi Wong 10 June 1974 – 30 May 2010 35 New York, New York, USA G[47]
Yang , Ya-HuiYa-Hui Yang 16 October 1963 – 21 May 2008 45 Taiwan B[48]

See also[edit]

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.
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