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]
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]
Brockington , BlakeBlake Brockington 15 May 1996 – 23 March 2015 18 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA T[5]
Carrington , DoraDora Carrington 29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932 38 Ham, Wiltshire, England L[6]
Cheung , LeslieLeslie Cheung 12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003 46 Hong Kong B[7]
Clementi , TylerTyler Clementi 19 December 1991 – 10 September 2010 18 Piscataway, New Jersey, USA G[8]
Crane , HartHart Crane 21 July 1899 – 27 April 1932 32 New York, New York, USA G[9]
Davis , BradBrad Davis 6 November 1949 – 8 September 1991 41 Los Angeles, California, USA B[10]
Denton , DeniceDenice Denton 27 August 1959 – 24 June 2006 46 Santa Cruz, California, USA L[11]
Disch , Thomas M.Thomas M. Disch 2 February 1940 – 4 July 2008 68 New York, New York, USA G[12]
Fashanu , JustinJustin Fashanu 19 February 1961 – 2 May 1998 37 Norfolk, England G[13]
Griffith, BobbyRobert "Bobby" Wayne Griffith 24 June 1963 – 27 August 1983 20 Portland, Oregon, USA G[14]
Halligan , RyanRyan Halligan 18 December 1989 – 7 October 2003 13 Essex Junction, Vermont, USA G[15]
Hubley , JamieJamie Hubley 1997 – 14 October 2011 15 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada G[16]
Inge , WilliamWilliam Inge 3 May 1913 – 10 June 1973 60 New York, New York, USA G[17]
Kim, Ji-hooKim Ji-hoo 5 April 1985 – 6 October 2008 23 Seoul, South Korea G[18]
Matthiessen , F. O.F. O. Matthiessen 19 February 1902 - 1 April 1950 48 Kittery, Maine, USA G[19]
McQueen , AlexanderAlexander McQueen 17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010 40 London, England G[20]
North , KentKent North 27 December 1971 – 4 July 2007 35 London, England G[21]
Pelham-Clinton , ArthurArthur Pelham-Clinton 23 June 1840 - 18 June 1870 29 London, England G or B[22]
Penner , MikeMike Penner 10 October 1957 – 27 November 2009 52 Los Angeles, California, USA T[23]
Rodmeyer , JameyJamey Rodmeyer 21 March 1997 – 18 September 2011 14 Buffalo, New York, USA G[24]
Turing , AlanAlan Turing 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954 41 Cheshire, England G[25]
Whale , JamesJames Whale 22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957 67 Hollywood, California, USA G[26]
Wheeler , JimJim Wheeler 1978–1997 19 Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA G[27]
Wong , TobiTobi Wong 10 June 1974 – 30 May 2010 35 New York, New York, USA G[28]
Bell, JadinJadin Bell 4 June 1997 - 3 February 2013 15 La Grande, Oregon, USA G[29]
Weishuhn, KennethKenneth Weishuhn 27 May 1997 - 15 April 2012 14 Paullina, Iowa, USA G[30]
Sergio Urrego August 1997 - 4 August 2014 16 Bogota, Colombia G[31]
Alcorn, LeelahLeelah Alcorn 15 November 1997 - 28 December 2014 17 Kings Mills, Ohio, USA T[32]
Cansın, EylülEylül Cansın 1992 - 5 January 2015 24 Istanbul, Turkey T[33]
Rose, MelonieMelonie Rose 7 August 1995 - 11 February 2015 19 Laurel, Maryland, USA T[34]
Mahaffey, ZanderZander Mahaffey 7 March 1999 - 15 February 2015 15 Austell, Georgia, USA T[35]
Haffner, AshAsh Haffner 28 December 1998 - 26 February 2015 16 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA T[36]
Dominik Szymański 2000/1 - 7 May 2015 14 Masovian Voivodeship, Poland G or B[37]
Adam Kizer 3 November 1998 - 30 May 2015 16 Sonoma, California, USA B[38]
Alesana, TaylorTaylor Alesana 16 May 1998 - 2 April 2015 16 Fallbrook, California, USA T[39]

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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. ^ Garloch, Karen (March 28, 2015). "Charlotte-area transgender teens’ suicides rock community". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2015-04-02. 
  6. ^ Haycock, David Boyd (2009). A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War. Old Street Publishing. ISBN 1-905847-84-X. 
  7. ^ Corliss, Richard (3 April 2003). "That old feeling: Days of being Leslie". Time Asia. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Parker, Ian (6 February 2012). "The Story of a Suicide". The New Yorker. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Fisher, Clive (2002). Hart Crane: a life. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09061-7. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Davis, Susan Davis with Hilary Vries. After Midnight: The Life and Death of Brad Davis. Pocket Books, 1997, pp. 283-299; ISBN 0-671-79672-0
  11. ^ Glatter, Jonathan D. (30 June 2006). "Stunned Campus Mourns Its Chief, an Apparent Suicide". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Martin, Douglas (8 July 2008). "Thomas Disch, Novelist, Dies at 68". New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  13. ^ Fashanu, Amal (26 January 2012). "The silence over gay footballers". BBC News. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ Norton, Justin M. (21 February 2007). "States Pushing for Laws to Curb Cyberbullying". Fox News. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "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. 
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ Park Si-soo (8 October 2008). "Gay Actor Found Dead in Apparent Suicide". The Korea Times. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  19. ^ Smith, Dinitia (29 May 2003). "American Culture's Debt To Gay Sons of Harvard". The New York Times (NYTimes.com). Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  20. ^ "Alexander McQueen, UK fashion designer, found dead". BBC News. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  21. ^ Provenzano, Jim (12 July 2007). "Porn star Kent North dies at 35". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  22. ^ Laurence Senelick, "The changing room: sex, drag and theatre", Gender in performance, Routledge, 2000, ISBN 0-415-15986-5, p.303
  23. ^ "Mike Penner dies at 52; Los Angeles Times sportswriter". Los Angeles Times. 29 November 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  24. ^ Anahad O'Connor (21 September 2011). "Suicide Draws Attention to Gay Bullying". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  25. ^ Hodges, Andrew (1992) [1983]. Alan Turing: the enigma. London: Burnett Books. ISBN 0-04-510060-8. 
  26. ^ 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. 
  27. ^ Neff, Lisa (2 March 2004). "A Portrait of Pain". The Advocate. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  28. ^ Williams, Alex (25 June 2010). "The Mysteries of Tobias Wong". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  29. ^ "Jadin Bell, Gay Oregon Teen, Taken Off Life Support After Hanging Himself". Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  30. ^ "Kenneth Weishuhn, Gay Iowa Teen, Commits Suicide After Allegedly Receiving Death Threats". Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  31. ^ http://www.glaad.org/blog/young-colombian-man-commits-suicide-after-relationship-uncovered-school
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  33. ^ http://lgbtinewsturkey.com/2015/01/05/trans-woman-ends-her-life-in-istanbul-i-couldnt-they-didnt-let-me/
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  39. ^ http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/04/09/subjected-constant-bullying-california-trans-teen-dies-suicide