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Making a difference
When Dallas resident David
McCrory learned of the plight of a
homeless gay teen in Colorado
and tried to help, he discovered he
could help make things better,
but it wasn't easy
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One person can make a difference.
It's been said a million times, and while
Some believe the old adage, some are still skep-
David McCrory used to be one of those skep-
But McCrory, a gay man who works for Der-
malogica and a native New Orleanian who
moved to Dallas from Los Angeles, discovered
a whole new perspective after he helped a 19-
year-old boy from committing suicide — from
two states away.
McCrory moved to Dallas for his job and
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ended up participating with the Human Rights
Campaign's entry in the Alan Ross Texas Free-
dom Parade this year for the first time. The pa-
rade featured British ex-rugby star Ben Cohen,
who founded the Ben Cohen StandUp Founda-
tion that focuses on battling bullying and ho-
mophobia in schools.
After working with Cohen, McCrory started
paying attention to the StandUp Foundation's
Facebook page, and that's where he happened
upon a post about how Jamey Rodomeyer, a
young gay boy, had committed suicide.
As with most celebrity Facebook updates,
there are usually several hundred comments.
McCrory, usually not one to bother reading
those comments, decided this time to take a
look at the feedback.
"I was just browsing through the. comments
and I noticed this post from A.J.," McCrory
said. "And I guess it was the timing, having
just read about Jamey, that I felt like I needed
to reach out to him."
A.J. had commented about how he felt that
his only option was to end his life, saying that
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Nash, Tammye. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, October 7, 2011, newspaper, October 7, 2011; Dallas, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth239188/m1/12/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.