Hello!

9 Comments

Teen suffered two years of cruel homophobic taunts and physical abuse before he took his own life.

Tyrone Unsworth, from Brisbane, suffered through two years of cruel homophobic taunts and physical abuse from his peers before his death on Monday.

His devastated mother, Amanda Unsworth, told The Courier Mail people bullied her son because he was gay.

‘He was a really feminine male, he loved fashion, he loved make-up and the boys always picked on him, calling him gay-boy, f****t, fairy; it was a constant thing from Year 5,’ she was quoted saying.

Amanda went on to say the bullies pushed her son ‘to the edge’ and she believes they are the reason he took his own life, reports Daily Mail.

She wrote online: ‘I know your pain free now son and they can’t pick on you anymore, but this shouldn’t of had to happen (sic).’

‘I just wanted him to wake up and come home with me.

‘All of this Because of BULLIES thinking there tough hero’s. Now I don’t have my SON never will I ever get to see my beautiful boy alive (sic).’

The young teen, who had a huge smile and beautiful curly hair, was found by his grandfather who tried desperately to revive him

His parents are now determined to fight bullying in their boy’s name.

UPDATE 1 December

Vile trolls continue to torment  family and friends of teen who committed suicide after being bullied about his sexuality.

The tragedy hasn’t stopped cruel trolls from creating fake Facebook profiles under Tyrone’s name and continuing the bullying.

‘Our son is dead and you still want to bully him grow up you pathetic little bastards’.

“Ok this shit has to stop !
Who ever is making up social media accounts in Our Son Tyrone’s Unsworth name and posting bullshit .
I’m going to the police and i will have you charged !
You have no bloody right doing this, our son is dead and yous still want to bully him grow up you pathetic little bastards
And your parents need a good punch in the head !!!” his mother Amanda said in a social media post.

Gay rights leader Rodney Croome told Daily Mail Australia the trolling was outrageous.

‘I extend my sympathies to the family of Tyrone Unsworth and share their outrage that he is being bullied beyond the grave,’ he said.

‘The continued bullying highlights how deep the hatred of LGBTI people still runs in some parts of Australian society.

He said leadership from teachers, principals, parents and politicians was vital to tackling prejudice and bullying.

‘Homophobic prejudice is learnt, and it can be unlearnt, beginning in the classroom.’

Tyrone will be laid to rest today (Thursday, 1 Dec.)

His mum, Amanda, has shared her heartbreak saying in a Facebook post, “Today’s The day we set you completely free, Tyrone Thomas Charles Unsworth, Tyrone Boo Unsworth. Today is going to be the hardest and will break me, but I know you will be there holding my hand through it… Fly_High_TYRONEEE”

Our thoughts are with Tyrone’s family and friends.

For support call the Lifeline 24-hour crisis support on 13 11 14

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Share your comments below

Image via Facebook

  • Tyrone must have been going thru hell. There has to be some sort of punishment for the bullies, and not just a slap on the wrist. Those trolls need to be charged, I don’t know what with but something. They need to be made an example of

    Reply

  • I hope that one day the bullies realise what they have done, I hope the bullies live with it affecting them for the rest of their lives cause his parents will.

    Reply

  • I hope someone confronts his bullies with this.

    Reply

  • How very sad is this !! The boy must have felt so unhappy and desperate.
    So important to not only inform kids about the effect of bullying, but also about where to seek professional help when needed.

    Reply

  • Poor Tyrone! People can be so mean. It’s so terrible that he arrived to such a decision. What a sad time for his family. It’s great that they want to take action. Hopefully this will help a lot of other kids. :-(

    Reply

  • This young boy must have gone through a very tough time. It’s so sad that he saw no other way out.

    Reply

  • I hope the bullies suddenly realise what they have done and don’t do it to others regardless of what the issue may be.

    Reply

  • This is so tragic. It seems like society is becoming more and more intolerant.

    Reply

  • So young to be gone,my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Reply

Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account


Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

You May Like

Loading…

Looks like this may be blocked by you browser or content filtering.

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating
Join