The body of a teenager found hanged in woodland in Lancashire has been revealed as 16-year-old Anthony Stubbs, a young father who had reportedly been bullied for being bisexual.The teenager from Leyland had gone missing on Sunday 25 November last year from the home of his girlfriend, Charlotte Mason, and their four month old daughter, Lily. Stubbs told Ms Mason that he was going to visit his mother, Denise Machin, but instead vanished.His body was found on 14 January, and a suicide note was found in the school bag near his body. “I will be watching over you and making sure you make the right choices. Please don’t grieve and try to move on as best you can, I love you all so very much.” Ms Machin told the Sun that the note also encouraged his little brother to grow up “tough”, and said she worried Stubbs might feel insecure about his own perceived lack of toughness and confusion over his sexuality: “To me he always seemed to have camp mannerisms and I always had my suspicions he could be gay.
Leicester LGBT younger-adults is a social group for anyone between the ages of 18 to 30 years.He would be upset but pick himself up and go back the next day.” She said her son’s death had been a shock: “He was doing so well at school and looking forward to going to college.He wanted to get a good job and do everything he could for Lily and Charlotte.” She added, “I think Anthony was very good at hiding how he really felt and making everyone believe he was OK.” “I think his feelings for the same sex left him struggling to know what to do about it.We actively promote and raise awareness of issues affecting our communities and work with partner organisations to provide the best service we can.Our meetings are held at 7-9pm every fortnight at the Leicester LGBT Centre, Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH.Our focus is primarily on a regular badminton group, and we have players of all levels of ability - from complete beginners to experienced players.