- Luke Nugent was a 14-year-old boy who held his head high while enduring horrible bullying in the form of harassment and physical threats from both kids and adults for his sexual orientation. Those people encouraged Luke to hang himself, and, on March 16, 2013, that is how his mother and father found him.
His family and friends have been devestated by this loss because Luke was not known to us as "a 14-year-old bisexual boy." Of course, we all knew and accepted Luke's sexuality. The truth is, we don't care who anyone loves as long as the person they choose is nice and funny. We knew him as our Luke: the boy who loved to laugh, stick up for the little guy, and loved to love and be loved.
We hope you'll consider donating to the Luke Nugent Memorial Fund as we try to continue Luke's tradition to end bullying with innovative ideas for more advanced and practical safety procedures in schools and especially on buses.
And, we promise to spread love and laughter along the way.