I just really need to point out that the bully issue is only part of this. The whole LGBT thing sucks for teens -- they're entirely dependent on family, which makes their lives hell if their family is not supportive, they have little financial resources, they're stuck in school.
And we might not be talking specific bullies, we're talking potentially large-scale prejudice and exclusion from school activities, which dominate a teenager's life.
Remember that whole mess last spring with the girl down south where they "canceled" the prom because the law determined that she had to be allowed to come with her date... so the school organizers basically let her go to the "official" party (which was very poorly attended) while the rest of her classmates bailed and (at least from rumor) attended some other private party. Nice move.
All because some girl was bringing a girl to the prom.
I mean, why should anyone even care?
Everyone should have easily been able to co-exist in that environment.
But apparently that was not an option.
That's how bad things are.
Getting back to the recent suicide, where the college student jumped from a bridge after his own roommate videotaped him involved with another boy... TWICE... and posted it on the Internet... I mean, was there really hope for reconcilation there? They were roommates. It didn't seem like the boy was being beaten up or 'bullied' in the traditional sense. It was just a deep-seated case of insensitivity based on cultural stigma aimed at homosexuals. College kids have for decades asked their roommates to bug out so they could make heavy with a romantic partner... the situation here was much the same, the young man was polite and asked for the room, his roommate agreed... and then was a total ass about things. If it had been a het relationship, the roommate probably would have laughed at it; maybe taken the video for kicks, maybe even posted it; but the social stigma is far more different.
And the roommate did it twice.
We're not talking conventional bullies, where pretty much everyone (regardless of political and religious beliefs) agrees the bullies are in the wrong. We're talking about violations of other people's dignity based on their sexual preference within an entire culture that tacitly or openly stigmatizes LGBT orientations.
You can get away from a bully.
You can't get away from your entire culture until you leave the country (or find the right subculture to move into).
That is why the sense of futility is so (and realistically) pervasive.