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The Collegian - Gay Suicide Ignites Campus Awareness
The story of the recent suicide of Eric James Borges, as well as the topic in general, was covered today by Dalton Runberg of the Collegian at Fresno State.
When College of the Sequioias student Eric James Borges took his life Jan. 11, a month after making an “It Gets Better” video for The Trevor Project, it sent shockwaves through the surrounding community as well as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Central Valley.
After a childhood plagued by bullying, abuse and religious parents — who had performed exorcism on him before kicking him out of the home in October — Borges was hired by COS psychology professor Debra Hansen and became an advocate against suicide for the Trevor Project.