Roger Crouch, the British activist who led the charge against homophobic bullying following the death of his teenage son, has died.
Dom Crouch committed suicide in 2010, saying he had been the victim of malicious gay rumours. His father, Roger, and mother, Paola, have since dedicated themselves to fighting homophobia and speaking out against bullying.
Earlier this month, the UK LGBT lobbying group Stonewall awarded him the title of Hero of the Year, an honour voted for by the organization’s supporters. Receiving the award, Roger said:
I see this as an award for Dom. I want to say by choosing us for this award you’ve also chosen to take a stand alongside all the young people whose lives have been ended by bullying. We are parents who loved our son. We stood by him in life and we stand by him in death.
Below, watch Roger speak about his son:
Roger’s passing was reported by his wife on the Friends of Dom Crouch Facebook Page last night.