Today is (or would have been) Bill Clayton’s 43rd birthday

Noel and Bill Clayton, 1978.

Bill was born on January 23, 1978 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. And he died by his own hand in Olympia, Washington at 17 years old on May 8, 1995. Not completely by his own hand. His story is far more complicated than that – wonderful and impish early on and then a nightmare storm at the …

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Dodging Puddles – by Noel Clayton

  Our son Noel Clayton wrote and posted this on Facebook on October 31, 2012. I have his permission to share it, and I added the photos of Noel and Bill… ————————————————————– I missed it. Somewhere in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a milestone came and went without comment. Many runners will tell …

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An anniversary and a thank you

The beginning of Bill’s Story was a single page with photo of Bill and a simple statement about him committing suicide after a gay bashing. I had a request to people to help end the hate, and I mentioned being a member of PFLAG. A man in Los Angeles was searching for information about that …

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