Over the last couple of days I have been following a story about a person who committed suicide. It’s sad that this person got to the point for him the only option was suicide.
Some background: this person was a successful sports person, was in jail for some violent crimes, was a dad, a son and about all a person. I am not going to give details of who he is, as my point is not about him specifically.
This person suicide has been sensationalized in the media, allegedly he was bi-sexual or gay and was on the down-low, or just hiding this from the world. Now he may have been in prison for some serious crimes, may have been gay, but the reality is he is dead. I do not want to comment on suicide, or give my view on this now. A mother has lost her son, a daughter her dad, a fiancé her partner. So why does the media and all the stories I read focus on his sexual orientation as their main “HEADLINE” on these events.
Yes sex sells stories, however as a Gay Man I read all these stories of this man and feel that being gay is still viewed as a we are freaks of society. Just the way I see it.