Turns out Queerty was right when they reported that gay Minnesota teen Lance Lundsten killed himself, months before Lundsten’s official cause of death was determined. Who needs a toxicology report when you’ve got Queerty?
This morning, they celebrate their psychic abilities journalism skills with a single graph write-up on the tragic suicide. If only the coroner had been reading Queerty back in January.
Lance Lundsten, gay the 18-year-old Minnesota high schooler who took his own life in January, has now “officially” taken his own life: the medical examiner has ruled his death a suicide. Shortly after his death, Lance’s father was pushing an “enlarged heart” theory as what took Lance’s life. Still unknown: Whether his family will declare Lance suffered anti-gay bullying at school, which led to his death.
The claim that a grieving father was attempting to influence public opinion or manipulate the media or “push” a theory (a theory that, while not the actual cause of death, was in fact true; Lundsten did have an enlarged heart) in the aftermath of his teenage son’s death is probably one of the more disgusting, shameful things that Queerty has ever published, and this is the same website that ran weekly live blogs of The A-List: New York. The author of the post, “JD,” (really, no last name?) even closes with a taunt to the family and another unproven accusation, that Lundsten was bullied. The widely read, mainstream gay blog that is supposedly against anti-gay bullying is bullying the family of a dead gay teen.
Queerty is one catchy slogan on a sign away from being the Westboro Baptist Church of the internet.