Man Jumps 11 Stories to His Death, Blames Homophobia

Posted: October 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

Homophobia (Photo credit: Mike_fleming)

A 21-year-old man plunged 11 floors to his death in Rome over the weekend after leaving a note in which he complained of homophobia. It is the third suspected homophobia-related suicide in Italy in the past year.

The man fell to his death on Saturday night on via Casilina from the 11th floor of an apartment block in the suburbs of eastern Rome.

In a suicide note in which the 21-year-old admitted to being gay, he wrote: “Italy is a free country but homophobia exists and whoever has these attitudes has to face their own conscience”.

If police confirm that homophobia is behind the suicide this would make it the third tragedy of this kind in a year in the Italian capital.

Last November, a 15-year-old student at the Scientific Liceo Cavour in central Rome hung himself with a scarf.

“I’m homosexual, no one understands my tragedy”, wrote the 14-year-old before throwing himself off the balcony of his home.

In May, a 16-year-old student jumped from a third-story window of his school during lunch break in the Marconi area of southern Rome.


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