south africa

Anti-Gay School Torment (and Suicide) Not Limited to the U.S.

“An incident of gay-bullying has been reported at Pinetown Boys’ High near Durban [South Africa] after a student was allegedly beaten up and dangled by his ankles from a second story building. ‘My son is gay. They (the bullies) came to know this and he was victimised. In one incident they held him by his ankles over a second-floor balcony. He went through a very bad phase because of this and tried to commit suicide,’ his mother, who has chosen to remain anonymous, told The Mercury newspaper. ‘He ended up in rehabilitation and his grandfather decided to pull him out of the school.'” [Mamba Online]