ALABAMA DEPUTY WHO MOCKED DAY TEEN’S SUICIDE GETS REHIRED

A deputy in Alabama has been rehired to a new position after being suspended and then resigning over comments he made regarding a gay teen’s suicide. Jeff Graves, formerly a Madison County sheriff’s deputy, is now an officer in Owens Cross Roads. ‘Everybody deserves a second chance,’ said Owens Cross Roads Police Chief Jason Dobbins. He added he believes Graves is ‘remorseful’…

NIGEL SHELBY’S MOTHER: SCHOOL FAILED TO FLAG SIGNS OF SON’S SUICIDE

The mother of Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old who died by suicide in April after persistent homophobic bullying, is calling for an investigation into her son’s death, alleging that school administrators may have had some influence on Nigel’s mental health. “After my son passed, I learned that he had several discussions about homosexuality with school administrators and was…

THE LIFE OF GAY TEEN NIGEL SHELBY CELEBRATED WITH RAINBOW CASKET

Gay Alabama teenager Nigel Shelby was laid to rest over the weekend with a celebration led by family and friends.  Attendees wore rainbow-themed clothing to the 15-year-old’s funeral at a Huntsville cemetery and services were held at the Rock Family Worship Center, according to Aazios.  A rainbow-colored casket adorned with butterflies and pictures of Shelby was…

NIGEL SHELBY’S MOTHER SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HOMOPHOBIC BULLYING

The mother of Nigel Shelby, a teen who died by suicide, has spoken out about the homophobic bullying he suffered. Camika Shelby said she was “shocked” by the death of her son Nigel, a 15-year-old freshman at Huntsville High School in Alabama who took his own life on April 19. In an interview with local news…

A 15-YEAR-OLD GAY BULLYING VICTIM DIED BY SUICIDE

Nigel Shelby was a 15-year-old a high school student in Huntsville, Alabama. A freshman at Huntsville High School, Shelby had faced homophobic bullying from classmates – bullying that let to Shelby taking his own life.  “We were saddened to learn this morning of the death of Nigel Shelby, one of our 9th grade students,” read a…