Nigel Shelby death Huntsville al: Here is how Nigel Shelby death happened.
15 year old Nigel, an LGBT Freshman at Huntsville High School, committed suicide on April 19, 2019 because he was bullied for being gay.
Nigel Shelby lived in Huntsville, Alabama. He was a 9th grader at Huntsville High.
Nigel Shelby death Huntsville al: How Nigel Shelby death happened
Announcing Nigel Shelby death, Rocket City Pride said in a statement shared on Facebook:
“We are heartbroken over the death of Nigel Shelby, a 15 year old Freshman at Huntsville High School.
Nigel took his life because he was bullied for being gay. There are no words that can be said to make sense of this devastating news.
Below is a link to a GoFundMe account to help his mother with his funeral expenses.
We will also be collecting donations at Huntsville’s Only Drag Brunch on Sunday and at Drag Queen Bingo on Tuesday. Please donate what you can to help. https://www.gofundme.com/k2h35t-nigel
If you or anyone you know need any help, there are resources available for you.
CARE Services, Inc. hosts a weekly youth group of LGBT+ teens on Tuesday. GLSEN Greater Huntsville is providing resources and training for schools to support our LGBT+ students.
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBT+ youth.”
Nigel Shelby GoFundMe page
Nigel’s GoFundMe page in one day, raised more than the $10,000 needed for his funeral expenses.
In a touching tribute, Nadia M. Richardson of No More Martyrs wrote:
Suicide in Black youth is on the rise and has reportedly reached twice that of White youth. Unfortunately, for evidence of this, you don’t have to look much further than the state of Alabama.
I graduated from Huntsville High. I am still processing this loss. We have so much to understand and so much work to do.
Racism, sexism, homophobia, classism; all of this plays a part. Bullying is a by product of a world ill equipped to include that which is deemed different.
As a result, psychologically damaging othering occurs and leaves many isolated, self-loathing and depressed. Don’t shy away from the necessary conversations around this. The cost is too high. #NigelShelby
May his soul rest in perfect peace.