Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bisexual rapper Lil Peep died

The 'Post-Emo' rapper come out as bisexual on Twitter in August.

Budding rap artist and fashion trendsetter Lil Peep died on Wednesday of a suspected overdose of Xanax in his tour bus ahead of a performance in Tucson, Arizona.

The musician, whose real name was Gustav Ahr, spoke candidly about being bisexual and about his battles with mental illness. His first full-length album, "Come Over When You're Sober, Part 1," was a confessional project that explored themes of substance abuse, suicide and depression.

His death came a day after he posted a photo on his Instagram with the caption:"When I die, you'll love me."

Sarah Stennett, CEO of First Access Entertainment, who worked with Lil Peep last year, has released a statement confirming the news of his death. "I am shocked and heartbroken," she said.

I do not believe Peep wanted to die, this is so tragic.He had big goals and dreams for the future which he had shared with me, his team, his family and his friends.

Greenesmith said ostracization in predominantly heterosexual spaces and traditional LGBTQ spaces also contributes to bisexual mental health disparities, something corroborated by a recent American University study.

"Bisexual people are often invisible, rejected, invalidated [and] stigmatized in the heterosexual community as well as the traditional LGBTQ communities," Ethan Mereish, an assistant professor at American University and the study’s lead author, told NBC News in a September interview.  "Given that isolation and discrimination, bi people might be experiencing increase factors that might make them more lonely or isolated."