Seth was just a little boy in 8th grade, who wanted to live his life out in the open. Tehachapi is a beautiful place, up in the mountains east of Bakersfield.
But it was a brutal place to be a young gay boy. Yes, a boy...he wasn't an adult. Children can be incredibly mean, so when the family of Seth Walsh begged and pleaded for years to his school to protect Seth from the constant physical harm and the verbal hate-filled taunts, their plea's fell on deaf ears.
So Seth hung himself. In his own yard, one day last September. Listen to his mother read the suicide note Seth left. Read this article about how the school, their teachers and administrative staff did nothing to protect this sweet boy who only wanted to live his life free of fear.
Children learn to hate, to bully others. Stop the hate, please. Just. Fucking. Stop. It.