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List of LGBT-related suicides Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LGBT-related_suicides

This is a list of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people whose suicides were deemed sufficiently notable to be reported by the media.

Name Lifetime Age Nationality L, G, B, T
Leelah Alcorn 15 November 1997 – 28 December 2014 17 Kings Mills, Ohio, US T[1]
Jadin Bell 4 June 1997 – 3 February 2013 15 La Grande, Oregon, US G[2]
Brenda Benet 14 August 1945 – 7 April 1982 36 Los Angeles, California, US B[3]
Blake Brockington 15 May 1996 – 23 March 2015 18 Charlotte, North Carolina, US T[4]
Eylül Cansın 1992 – 5 January 2015 23–24 Istanbul, Turkey T[5]
Dora Carrington 29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932 38 Ham, Wiltshire, England L[6]
Leslie Cheung 12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003 46 Hong Kong B[7]
Tyler Clementi 19 December 1991 – 10 September 2010 18 Piscataway, New Jersey, US G[8]
Hart Crane 21 July 1899 – 27 April 1932 32 New York, New York, US G[9]
Brad Davis 6 November 1949 – 8 September 1991 41 Los Angeles, California, US B[10]
Denice Denton 27 August 1959 – 24 June 2006 46 Santa Cruz, California, US L[11]
Thomas M. Disch 2 February 1940 – 4 July 2008 68 New York, New York, US G[12]
Justin Fashanu 19 February 1961 – 2 May 1998 37 Norfolk, England G[13]
Robert "Bobby" Griffith 24 June 1963 – 27 August 1983 20 Portland, Oregon, US G[14]
Sarah Hegazi 1989 – 14 June 2020 30 Toronto, Ontario, Canada L[15]
Quentin Hubbard 6 Jan 1954 – 12 November 1976 22 United States G[16][17]
William Inge 3 May 1913 – 10 June 1973 60 New York, New York, US G[18]
F. O. Matthiessen 19 February 1902 – 1 April 1950 48 Kittery, Maine, US G[19]
Alexander McQueen 17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010 40 London, England G[20]
Arthur Pelham-Clinton 23 June 1840 – 18 June 1870 29 London, England G or B[21]
Mike Penner 10 October 1957 – 27 November 2009 52 Los Angeles, California, US T[22]
Jamey Rodmeyer 21 March 1997 – 18 September 2011 14 Buffalo, New York, US B[23]
Alan Turing 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954 41 Cheshire, England G[24]
Tyrone Unsworth 16 August 2003 – 22 November 2016 13 Brisbane, Australia G[25]
Kenneth Weishuhn 27 May 1997 – 15 April 2012 14 Paullina, Iowa, US G[26]
James Whale 22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957 67 Hollywood, California, US G[27]
Jim Wheeler 1978–1997 19 Lebanon, Pennsylvania, US G[28]
Tobi Wong 10 June 1974 – 30 May 2010 35 New York, New York, US G[29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Jadin Bell, Gay Oregon Teen, Taken Off Life Support After Hanging Himself". Huffington Post. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
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  23. ^ Anahad O'Connor (21 September 2011). "Suicide Draws Attention to Gay Bullying". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  24. ^ Hodges, Andrew (1992) [1983]. Alan Turing: The Enigma. London: Burnett Books. ISBN 0-04-510060-8.
  25. ^ "Fly High Tyrone you will live on in all of us, we will never forget your name!". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  26. ^ "Kenneth Weishuhn, Gay Iowa Teen, Commits Suicide After Allegedly Receiving Death Threats". Huffington Post. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  27. ^ Benshoff, Harry M. (1997). Monsters in the closet: homosexuality and the horror film. Manchester University Press. ISBN 0-7190-4472-3. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  28. ^ Neff, Lisa (2 March 2004). "A Portrait of Pain". The Advocate. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  29. ^ Williams, Alex (25 June 2010). "The Mysteries of Tobias Wong". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2012.