List of LGBT-related suicides

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This is a list of notable lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who have committed suicide; this includes people who were, and whose peers suspected to be, part of the LGBT community.

Name Lifetime[1] Age Location and/or Nationality Notes[2]
Justin Aaberg 1995 – 9 July 2010 15 Andover, Minnesota, US G[3]
Leelah Alcorn 15 November 1997 – 28 December 2014 17 Kings Mills, Ohio, United States T[4]
Taylor Alesana 16 May 1998 – 2 April 2015 16 Fallbrook, California, US T[5]
Lui Aquino Aquino 1999 – 2015 16 Poá, São Paulo, Brazil G[6]
James Robert Baker 18 October 1947 – 5 November 1997 50 Pacific Palisades, California, US G[7]
Jadin Bell 4 June 1997 – 3 February 2013 15 La Grande, Oregon, United States G[8]
Brenda Benet 14 August 1945 – 7 April 1982 36 Los Angeles, California, US B[9]
Blake Brockington 15 May 1996 – 23 March 2015 18 Charlotte, North Carolina, US T[10]
Eylül Cansın 1992 – 5 January 2015 23–24 Istanbul, Turkey T[11]
Dora Carrington 29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932 38 Ham, Wiltshire, England L[12]
Leslie Cheung 12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003 46 Hong Kong B[13]
Tyler Clementi 19 December 1991 – 10 September 2010 18 Piscataway, New Jersey, US G[14]
Hart Crane 21 July 1899 – 27 April 1932 32 New York, New York, US G[15]
Brad Davis 6 November 1949 – 8 September 1991 41 Los Angeles, California, US B[16]
Denice Denton 27 August 1959 – 24 June 2006 46 Santa Cruz, California, US L[17]
Thomas M. Disch 2 February 1940 – 4 July 2008 68 New York, New York, US G[18]
Justin Fashanu 19 February 1961 – 2 May 1998 37 Norfolk, England G[19]
Robert "Bobby" Wayne Griffith 24 June 1963 – 27 August 1983 20 Portland, Oregon, US G[20]
Ash Haffner 28 December 1998 – 26 February 2015 16 Charlotte, North Carolina, US T[21]
Jamie Hubley 23 November 1995 – 14 October 2011 15 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada G[22]
William Inge 3 May 1913 – 10 June 1973 60 New York, New York, US G[23]
Kim Ji-hoo 5 April 1985 – 6 October 2008 23 Seoul, South Korea G[24]
Adam Kizer 3 November 1998 – 30 May 2015 16 Sonoma, California, US B[25][26]
Cameron Langrell 2000 – 1 May 2015 15 Racine, Wisconsin, US T[27]
Andrew Leach – 6 March 2018 12 DeSoto, Mississippi, US B[28]
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lowe – 10 September 2014 14 Didsbury, Manchester, England L[29]
Billy Lucas 1995 – September 2010 15 Greensburg, Indiana, US G[30]
Zander Mahaffey 7 March 1999 – 15 February 2015 15 Austell, Georgia, United States T[31]
F. O. Matthiessen 19 February 1902 – 1 April 1950 48 Kittery, Maine, US G[32]
Alexander McQueen 17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010 40 London, England G[33]
Markus Middleton 14 June 1994 – 4 October 2017 23 Albion, Indiana, US G[34][35]
Eric Mohat 1990 – March 2007 17 Mentor, Ohio, US G[36]
Jamel Myles 12-13-2008 – 23 August 2018 9 Denver, Colorado, US G[37]
Kent North 27 December 1971 – 4 July 2007 35 London, England G[38]
Arthur Pelham-Clinton 23 June 1840 – 18 June 1870 29 London, England G or B[39]
Mike Penner 10 October 1957 – 27 November 2009 52 Los Angeles, California, US T[40]
Kyler Prescott 7 July 2000 – 18 May 2015 14 San Diego, California, US T[41]
Jamey Rodmeyer 21 March 1997 – 18 September 2011 14 Buffalo, New York, US B[42]
Melonie Rose 7 August 1995 – 11 February 2015 19 Laurel, Maryland, United States T[43]
Bobby Steele 1975 – 4 July 1994 19 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada G[44]
Dominik Szymański 2000/2001 – 7 May 2015 14 Masovian Voivodeship, Poland G or B[45]
Braxton Taylor 13 August 1997 – 23 September 2016 19 Kaysville, Utah, US G[46][47]
Alan Turing 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954 41 Cheshire, England G[48]
Tyrone Unsworth 16 August 2003 – 22 November 2016 13 Brisbane, Australia G[49]
Sergio Urrego 25 November 1997 – 4 August 2014 16 Bogota, Colombia G[50]
Carlos Vigil – 16 July 2013 17 Albuquerque, New Mexico G[51]
Seth Walsh – 27 September 2010 11 Tehachapi, California, USA G[52]
William Walters 1981 – December 2016 35 Hillcrest, San Diego, California, US G[53]
Kenneth Weishuhn 27 May 1997 – 15 April 2012 14 Paullina, Iowa, United States G[54]
James Whale 22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957 67 Hollywood, California, US G[55]
Jim Wheeler 1978–1997 19 Lebanon, Pennsylvania, US G[56]
Tobi Wong 10 June 1974 – 30 May 2010 35 New York, New York, US G[57]
Ya-Hui Yang 16 October 1963 – 21 May 2008 45 Taiwan B[58]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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