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Father From Oregon Killed on Walk Memorializing Gay Son

Joe Bell, the father of Jadin Bell, who committed suicide after being bullied at school and online for being gay. Joe Bell embarked on a Walk for Change across the country but was killed by a semi-truck in Cheyenne County, Colo., along U.S. Highway 40. Joe Bell had intended to walk from La Grande, Ore., to New York City, where his son had hoped to go for college.


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Cool Grandpa Who Shamed His Daughter for Disowning Her Gay Son


The grandfather who wrote a letter admonishing his daughter for disowning her gay son. The grandfather, who was not otherwise identified, wrote, "He was born this way and didn't choose it more than he being left-handed. You, however, have made a choice of being hateful, narrow-minded and backward. So while we are in the business of disowning children, I think I'll take this moment to say goodbye to you. I now have a fabulous (as the gay put it) grandson to raise, and I don't have time for heartless B-word of a daughter."

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