Mother of Boy Who Committed Suicide Pleads: Stop Antigay Bullying 

By Editors

Originally published on December 18 2010 3:40 PM ET

The mother of a 13-year-old boy who committed suicide after being taunted and teased for being gay has taken to YouTube to plead for schools to stop antigay bullying.

The video, released last week by the American Civil Liberties Union, shows Wendy Walsh reading her son Seth’s suicide note.

“Mom ... thank you for having me. It’s been a pleasure,” Walsh said, reading from the note. “I know this will bring you much pain, but I will hopefully be in a better place.”

The video ends with Wendy Walsh describing the day she found Seth hanging from a plum tree. Eight days later, doctors declared Seth brain-dead.

Watch the video here.