Bullied gay teen posts suicide note on Twitter before taking own life

A 19-year-old was teased since the third grade for his weight, his lazy eye and his sexuality
16 July 2013 | By Joe Morgan
Carlos Vigil, a 19-year-old from New Mexico, posted a suicide note on Twitter before he took his own life.

A bullied gay teen posted a suicide note on Twitter before he took his own life.

Carlos Vigil, 17, from New Mexico, posted the note on Saturday (13 July) describing himself as a ‘loser, a freak and a fag’.

When his father heard about the message posted on Twitter, he rushed home but was too late.

Family members said Carlos had been suffering from bullying since the third grade and they had transferred him from one local high school to another due to constantly being targeted.

Carlos’ mother, Jacqueline Vigil, said her son was involved in Youth and Government and tried to push for stronger anti-bullying laws.

‘My son, he didn’t deserve this…’ she told KRQE-TV. ‘He is not here because of bullying. It drove him over the edge.

Yesterday (15 July), dozens of classmates showed up at the hospital where Carlos was on life support.

Alyssa Cisneros, a former classmate at Valley High School, said: ‘Even though now Carlos is gone, we need to focus on what he left trying to say, that bullying is a problem.’

Earlier this year, Vigil had travelled to North Carolina to lobby for an anti-bullying bill.

Vigil’s organs will be donated, his wish in life saying he wanted to continue to help other people.

The full suicide note is posted below:

‘I’m sorry to those who I offended over the years. I’m blind to see that I, as a human being, suck. I’m an individual who is doing an injustice to the world and it’s time for me to leave.

‘Please don’t ever feel sorry for me, or cry – because I had an opportunity at life and that opportunity is over. I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to love someone or have someone love me.

‘I guess it’s best though, because now I leave no pain onto anyone.

‘The kids in school are right, I am a loser, a freak, and a fag and in no way is that acceptable for people to deal with. I’m sorry for not being a person that would make someone proud.

‘I’m free now. Xoxo.’

– See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bullied-gay-teen-posts-suicide-note-twitter-taking-own-life160713#sthash.SFK9gJaG.dpuf

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