1. K M says

    Thank you so much for writing about the vigil in NYC. As one of the organizers, I can tell you that while Tyler was one of the young men we remembered, the vigil wasn’t exclusively for him. It was for all of the young LGBTQ youth who have taken their lives, and MORE IMPORTANTLY, it was to inspire HOPE in the rest of the LGBTQ youth community. We’d hoped that our message of hope was at the forefront of the media coverage, because that’s why we did it.

  2. stephen says

    Cuomo was silent on Marriage Equality???

    I did not know that.

    What a shame- so people are looking at electing the ‘same old, same old’ huh?

    When will Dems grow a pair already?!

  3. walter says

    write in paterson for governor is the only one who had the balls to stand up for us. cuomo is just another politician who says nothing just to get elected.

  4. Chris Atlier says

    Thanks for writing about this event and others like it. The LGBT teen suicides resulting from anti-gay bullying is reaching epidemic proportions. So much so I worry of a sort of backlash and desensitization to the gravity of such tragedies. The LGBT video channel, OURsceneTV, posted a special report on bullying and LGBT suicide (

    In this video a gay New Jersey teen talks about relentless bullying from classmates and an attempt to take his own life, and video from the Tyler Clementi vigil organized by NYU students where hundreds showed up in the rain to remember and send the message “this is not okay.”