Ohhhh. What a terrible story about Tyler Clementi. Tyler is the poor kid who couldn’t see his way out of being outed all over the internet and committed suicide.
I don’t know if the guys who perpetrated this really understood how cruel actions can result in irreversible violence loss. I prefer to think they didn’t. (Research indicates homophobes are often gay but I digress.)
Three things popped out immediately after hearing the story:
1. A young gay kid is not necessarily better off now when coming to terms with his/her sexuality than in the past. Yes, there are lots of kids who have no problems at all but it is NOT mainstream.