This April 2010 photo provided by his family shows Justin Aaberg at a park in Anoka, Minnesota as he was getting ready to go to his junior class prom. Aaberg, 15, of Andover, Minn., hanged himself in ... more 
This April 2010 photo provided by his family shows Justin Aaberg at a park in Anoka, Minnesota as he was getting ready to go to his junior class prom. Aaberg, 15, of Andover, Minn., hanged himself in his room in July 2010. His friends told his mother he'd been a frequent target of bullies mocking his sexual orientation. A spate of teen suicides linked to anti-gay harassment is prompting school officials nationwide to rethink their efforts against bullying _ and in the process, risk entanglement in a bitter ideological debate. The conflict: Gay-rights supporters insist that any effective anti-bullying program must include specific components addressing harassment of gay youth. But religious conservatives condemn that approach as an unnecessary and manipulative tactic to sway young people's views of homosexuality. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Family Photo
Sat, Oct 9, 2010 1:24 PM EDT