Melanie Nathan – Jan 24, 2011- Two teenage girls in SONARPUR a village in South Parganas, India, committed suicide – because they were apparently in despair, unable to share their lives as a lesbian couple. Police found the bodies of 19-year-old Bobby Saha and 17-year-old Puja Mondal. The post-mortem report says they took poison together and lay down to die, clutching each other’s arms.
“It appears that the two girls were in a relationship but they were depressed about the uncertainty of their future, which is why they committed suicide,” said police superintendent L N Meena, according to the India Times.
…his celebrity and mainstream acceptance is a double-edged sword: great for gay teens who might otherwise appear “mainstream”; not so great for LGBT teens outside Savage’s own realm of acceptance.