Last night my childhood friend's son A.J. Betts committed suicide due to bullying.

He was black and gay, and a someone's son, someone's brother, someone's friend, and someone's everything. This young man endured painful surgery after painful surgery to fix several birth defects only to be brought low by his peers who felt it was appropriate to disparage both his race and his sexual orientation.

Currently he is on life support, brain dead, while donors for his organs are located.