R.I.P., K.J.W.

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Abby Zimet

Today is the funeral for Kenneth James Weishuhn, a 14-year-old high school freshman in Iowa who killed himself after coming out as gay and subsequently facing a storm of brutal bullying, death threats and hateful Facebook and cell phone messages. Family, friends, his town mourn a "kind and respectful," and impossibly young, kid. If you can stand it, see the heartbreaking "When I Get Married" page he assembled for a dreamy future he will never have. This has to stop. Words matter. Remember it, and teach your kids.

 

 

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