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By Louise Boyle
Last updated at 9:49 AM on 18th October 2011
A teenage boy has committed suicide after pouring out his difficulties of being a gay teenager on the Internet.
Jamie Hubley wrote openly about depression, bullying and self-harm on his blog until he took his own life on Saturday.
The 15-year-old, from Ottawa in Canada, had spent weeks writing troubling messages and posting images, while saying that his medication for depression wasn’t working.
Desperate plea: Jamie Hubley (pictured with his father Allan Hubley) took his own life on Saturday after revealing he was bullied for being gay
His blog, entitled You Can’t Break When You’re Already Broken, is a catalogue of the 10th grade student’s desperate pleas.
In a heartbreaking message three days ago, he wrote: ‘I’m a casualty of love… I hit rock f****** bottom, fell through a crack, now I’m stuck.’
He had previously written: ‘I just want to feel special to someone.’
His father Allan Hubley, a councillor for the Kanata South district of the city, wrote on his Twitter page after his son’s death: ‘Thank you to all the people sending us messages. Their love for Jamie will keep us going in our time of need.’
A close friend of the schoolboy, Stephanie Wheeler told the Ottawa Citizen: ‘From the outside, he looked like the happiest kid. He was always smiling and giving everybody hugs in the halls.
Tortured soul: The flag at Kanata¿s A.Y. Jackson Secondary School in Ottawa was flying at half mast on Monday after a 10th grade student committed suicide
‘I just remember him wanting a boyfriend so bad, he’d always ask me to find a boy for him. I think he wanted someone to love him for who he was.’
A Facebook page has been set up in Jamie’s honour while fellow students are planning a memorial performance at his school A.Y. Jackson Secondary.
The tragic suicide of Jamie Hubley comes as Heroes star Zachary Quinto revealed on his blog at the weekend that he was gay in light of the suicide of another schoolboy.
Jamey Rodemeyer, 14, ended his life in September after being severely bullied because he was homosexual.
The actor wrote: ‘In light of Jamey’s death, it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality.
Inspiration: Zachary Quinto has said he decided to come out because of the tragic suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer who killed himself because of bullying
‘Gay kids need to stop killing themselves because they are made to feel worthless by cruel and relentless bullying.’
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for Canadians between the ages of ten and 24 and disproportionately affects gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.
Lady Gaga has called for bulling to be made illegal while author and columnist Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project is supported by millions worldwide and received submissions from President Obama, Anne Hathaway, Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Hathaway.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free number, 1-800-273-TALK (273-8255) is available 24/7; suicidepreventionlifeline.org