Gay Colombian Teen Bullied To Death By Catholic School Officials

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 9.39.45 AMThe mother of a 16-year-old gay Colombian boy who committed suicide last month has come forward with shocking allegations that officials at her son’s Catholic school had bullied him to death.

According to El Espectador, Sergio Urrego had endured relentless bullying and harassment from administrators at Gimnasio Castillo Campestre, a Catholic high school in Bogota, after they confiscated his phone and discovered a photo of him kissing his boyfriend on it.

School officials reportedly blocked Urrego’s requests for transfer and forced him to visit a school psychologist. After weeks of torture, multiple class suspensions and accusations of being an “anarchist,” an “atheist” and a “homosexual,” Urrego jumped from the roof of a shopping center in Bogota.

Shortly before he took his own life, Urrego posted the lyrics to Pink Floyd’s “Goodbye Cruel World” on his Facebook wall:

“The school, Gimnasio Castillo Campestre, a Catholic institution, treated the situation in a deplorable manner,” GLAAD said in a statement. According to them, the boy’s mother is filing a complaint against the school with the help of Colombia Diversa, a local LGBT group.

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