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 Eric James “EricJames” Borges

Eric James “EricJames” Borges

Visalia, Tulare County, California, USA
Death 11 Jan 2012 (aged 19)
Visalia, Tulare County, California, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Eric is not buried in Visalia Cemetety like his obituary states. Resting place information remains unknown.
Memorial ID 83370441 · View Source
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It gets better.. It has to.

Eric was described as a smart and articulate young man who barely scraped the surface of his potential.

"My pain is not caused because I am gay. My pain was caused by how I was treated because I am gay."

Raised in an extremist Christian household, assaulted in classroom with a teacher present, EricJames Borges, 19, was repeatedly bullied, tormented, terrorized, for the duration of his childhood and teen years.

He came out with the video "it Gets better" , yet he could not live through the pain. EricJames committed suicide.

"Disgusting, perverted, unnatural and going to hell" is what his parents told him as he was kicked out of his house. Exorcisms, beatings and extreme Christianity pervaded his young life and did not "cure" him – rather it killed him! Borges made a video just last month for the "It Gets Better" project, a campaign that features personal hope-filled videos to LGBT teens to get them through difficult times. Although he said "it gets better" he could not live through the extensive damage to his psyche and the pain that life had brought to him.

Never before had the sound of ‘Edge of Glory' been so inconceivable; EricJames Borges chose Lady Gaga, and not only for the echo that would pave his heavenly journey but as a benefactor, leaving the last of his life's dealings to his icon.

"He really was a warrior and many of us really were the MASH doctors trying to patch him up through our love and our friendship ….. we tried to stop the bleeding and in my heart I know we, all of us, did everything we could, but the wounds from the front-line, his front-line were just too severe."

See more Borges memorials in:

  • Maintained by: Justin L.
  • Originally Created by: Kennedy
  • Added: 13 Jan 2012
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eric James “EricJames” Borges (21 Mar 1992–11 Jan 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83370441, ; Maintained by Justin L. (contributor 46517029) Unknown, who reports a Eric is not buried in Visalia Cemetety like his obituary states. Resting place information remains unknown..