"He got bullied simply for being gay,” Elizares said. “He’s been threatened to be stabbed. He’s been threatened to be set on fire.”
Brandon was a student at Andres High School in El Paso, part of the El Paso Independent School District.
Elizares said that Brandon’s friends told her that there was an incident on Friday at school where someone insulted her son and planned to fight him the next week.
In an interview with KFOX-TV, Elizares tried to stay strong and hold back her tears as long as she could. But the thought of careless words and hateful threats brought on the tears.
“My son had every right to live his live the way that he wanted to, without having to fear that people would call him names or threaten to beat him up,” Elizares said.
If you are a victim of bullying or need information please contact the local PFLAG chapter or the New Mexico GLBTQ Center below. Contact information to the El Paso Independent School District School Board of Directors is also listed below. Contact information to El Paso Mayor John Cook is also provided.
Brandon Elizares Memorial Service
Friday, June 15th at 7:00pm at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
10500 Kenworthy Street
El Paso, Texas 79924
Special Anti-Bullying Fund
Memory of Brandon Elizares
El Paso Area Teachers Federal Credit Union –
For more information call El Paso PFLAG (915) 209-AMOR (2667).
PFLAG El Paso
New Mexico GLBTQ Center
El Paso Independent School District School Board of Directors
El Paso Mayor John Cook