Bullying | Gay Youth

Bullied Gay Teen Who Hanged Himself Dies


Openly gay teen Jadin Bell, who hanged himself two weeks ago after being pushed to do so by bullies at his school and on the Internet, died this morning at a Portland hospital. You may recall that he was taken off life support last week. Bell was just 15 years old.

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  1. OMG, it's METHEW Wayne Shepard as he was an Ecstasy Meth junky.

    Posted by: funinsnows | Feb 4, 2013 6:06:42 PM

  2. @Ratbastard

    My wish is to know more of what actually happened so that justice can be done. Maybe he had a lot going on emotionally. I don't know. I am also not criticizing Jadin, the complete opposite.

    This is very sad and absolutely shouldn't have happened. I think we all agree on that. A kid this seemingly stable and well adjusted with many friends caught everyone by surprise. If he had no friends and was constantly threatened and saw no other way it would be equally sad but make more sense.

    Jadin seemed to be the guy that other gay teens should have had the chance to look up to.

    I'd like to see someone pay for this.

    Posted by: omg | Feb 4, 2013 6:12:04 PM

  3. thing is, OMG, Jadin (according to statements of friends) was "the kind of gay" that...well... that the cowardly grown-adult trolls on this site denigrate and mock and belittle on an almost daily basis.

    he wasn't "the football player who also happened to be gay" - he was "that gay teen". the known one. the visible one. the one with the target on his back.

    yes, he seemed to be the guy that other gay teens should have had the change to look up to. any young person who has the courage to be as Out as he has should be looked up to, and admired, and their strength and resilience should inspire change in others.

    but the pressures of being who he was, where he was, in the culture of peer-hatred that was apparently prevalent, simply proved to be too much.

    i can't even look at that photo of him without my heart utterly sinking.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Feb 4, 2013 6:18:26 PM

  4. @funinsnows

    What is your problem?

    Posted by: omg | Feb 4, 2013 6:18:27 PM

  5. @Littlekiwi

    I wish I had known someone like Jadin in high school. He was brave when I couldn't be.

    Posted by: omg | Feb 4, 2013 6:22:51 PM

  6. Come on guys, does funinsnows literal have to scream, "I AM AN ATTENTION-SEEKING TROLL"? It's so obvious.

    Posted by: Alan | Feb 4, 2013 6:24:08 PM

  7. OMG, they must abolish sex change maimings. My problem is with gays & transexuals. Harvey Bernard Milk and Methew Wayne Shepard have become 2 icons for gay groups but both mistreated others. With Harvey B. Milk gay/lesbian groups such as Laramie Project, Shepard Foundation’s Executive President Jason Marsden (Fartsdn) and Journalist Tiffany Edwards Hunt of Big Island Chronicle see nothing wrong with Harvey B. Milk committing homosexual statutory rape on a 16 year old boy and there’s a holiday after him in California.

    Not pleading the case of the 2 who killed Shepard in October 1998 but Methew Wayne Shepard a drug junky who mixed Ecstasy with antidepressants. Before that October 1998 day, Methew Wayne Shepard was regarded by many including friends as moody, obnoxious and selfish who even rudely cut in line in front of handciapped while shopping. Other news is that Methew Wayne Shepard chose Univeristy of Wyoming out of all colleges but then insulted the college and Laramie. In August 1998, 2 months before his killing Methew Wayne Shepard falsely accused a man of a crime which was disproven by medical tests because nothing had happened. Excuses made by Shepard’s friends and family is his depression, PTSD, etc. Truth is before Methew Wayne Shepard was killed he was viewed as obnoxious, moody and selfish but after he has killed by 2 men, then he got hero worship as Harvey B. Milk has gotten when both were bad people who mistreated others and in the end were killed.

    Posted by: funinsnows | Feb 4, 2013 6:24:44 PM

  8. @OMG, I hear ya buddy. we can't go back to our own teen years, but we can be inspired by what these brave young men and women do.

    by being adults, and being Out, we can change the world for them. help open the doors.

    by being Out to a coworker or acquaintance, we could very well save the lives of other young people like Jadin. every time we "personalize" GAY - we put a face and name to who we are, and What It Is, we make this world a more welcoming place for them.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Feb 4, 2013 6:29:02 PM

  9. With 'bullying' gays and lesbians need to hear the truth that their sexual behaviors are harmful just as drug junkies need to hear truth that their behaviors are harmful. If gays and lesbians can't take hearing it anymore and commit suicide because others told them truth that gay/lesbian sexual behaviors are harmful, then again the 'disguised blessing' is that gay/lesbian behavior rates went down. Bringing gay/lesbian behaviors to 0 and abolishing sex change mutilations is what must be accomplished and if gays, lesbians and transexuals committing suicides accomplishes this goal, then again it's a disguised blessing. Big Island Chronicle's journalist fat Squaw Tiffany Edwards Hunt is a drug junky who smokes cocaine and marijuana. Big Island Chronicle's Tiffany Edwards Hunt farts in front of her kids and her 2 children have smelled Tiffany Edwards Hunt's turds. Big Island Chronicle's Tiffany Edwards Hunt is a fat Squaw which is why Tiffany Edwards Hunt smokes drugs and again, she farts in front of kids.

    Posted by: funinsnows | Feb 4, 2013 6:32:15 PM

  10. @funinsnows

    Feel free to commit trollside

    Posted by: omg | Feb 4, 2013 6:33:58 PM

  11. OMG, I troll with truths which I write whether people like it or not. Since gay/lesbian sexual behaviors are toilet, it's right to be closed minded on this. Gays again have higher rates of incontinence & many gays wear diapers. It's best for gays & lesbians to be celibate until cure is found for gay/lesbian sexual behaviors. May all the transexuals kill themselves. :) With this gay committing suicide, the incidence of gay/lesbian sexual activitity went down 1 homo @ a time dies off.

    Posted by: funinsnows | Feb 4, 2013 6:39:18 PM

  12. Funinsowns, give it up. You're not even creative or entertaining.

    Posted by: Alan | Feb 4, 2013 9:52:51 PM

  13. Jadin's parents making funeral arrangements today.Possibly right now

    Posted by: mikro | Feb 5, 2013 1:54:04 PM

  14. That began my 1 man campaign to find & post good info & try 2 fix bad info. Called hosp 3/4x daily I posted updates where/when I could On 1/31 early afternoon EST hosp wouldn't answer ? if he still drew breath. I posted that it was likely he passed based on change in hosp Some hunting & pecking later found someone told them of my hosp exp. Speaking 2 them sometime later I was told he was still alive & posted that & apologized 4 earlier

    Posted by: mikro | Feb 5, 2013 2:18:30 PM

  15. Funinsnows, I don't believe you're really anti-gay. You sound to me like a pro-gay person trying to make anti-gay people sound evil instead of just misguided (what most of them are.) The constant comparison of gay/lesbian sex to the toilet makes no sense. And all this talk about death being a "disguised blessing" is also suspicious. There no no conservative tradition, religious or secular, that encourages gloating over people's deaths.

    You sound like someone who would have sided with the cops at Stonewall. I think you're faking these posts.....unless you're from the Westboro Baptist Church. No need to try to make the anti-gay side sound so bizarre. It's clearly losing the fight against gay equality.

    Posted by: Mary | Feb 5, 2013 6:51:17 PM

  16. funinsnows Why do u speculate? This was a sweet young kid. Why do u go to dark places with you rants? If your mind is so obsessed with these ideas I suggest you r the troubled
    1. His Parents were making his funeral arrangements today. If you really want 2 know about him oregonlive.com & enter his name in the search box. Google "Portland OR TV stations" go to their various sites & do same in their search boxes. Better yet GET A LIFE

    Posted by: mikro | Feb 5, 2013 6:57:27 PM

  17. funinsnows BTW if u r not gay why don't u just get the hell out of here. We're not going to ur rite-wing supposed Christian sites and posting our views.

    Posted by: mikro | Feb 5, 2013 7:00:56 PM

  18. To see a video tribute to Jadin go to youtube.com Search "A Jadin Moment"

    Posted by: mikro | Feb 5, 2013 10:21:01 PM

  19. funinsnows Look you're not getting any converts here, so you're just wasting your time. Or is it your purpose to be annoying and get a reaction out of us. Can't you even have the common decency to let us mourn for Jadin?

    Posted by: mikro | Feb 5, 2013 10:23:46 PM

  20. Jadin's obituary can be viewed at
    www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com ckick on obituaries and the click on Bell, Jadin Robert Joseph
    or you can read an article "Students,Faculty Remember Bell" at www.lagrandeobserver.com
    after clicking on & reading that article,
    towards the top of page under the masthead click on obituaries then click on obituaries
    February 6

    Posted by: mikro | Feb 6, 2013 8:05:49 PM

  21. I spoke to the funeral director (& family friend) who has been assisting Jadin's family as I noticed in his obit that it says memorial donations are being accepted (family hadn't yet decided that when I sent a check) or when I posted the info saying I didn't know them nor had they asked me to solicit same on their behalf.Any way he said he wasn't sure of the medical expenses but the funeral expenses were "substantial". Jadin's parents bought his burial plot today. They had to buy a coffin,& a vault (you're required to place coffin in vault to protect it from the weight of the earth above & around it) and everything else from picking up Jadin's body in Portland (250mi)to his burial.Please help if you can.

    Posted by: mikro | Feb 6, 2013 8:24:58 PM

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