The recent suicide of a Rutgers University student who was allegedly harassed for being gay has brought national attention to this issue.
On Monday, all of those victims were remembered.
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their supporters are throwing light on a problem pulling apart college campuses nationwide.
"The attacks on the LGBT community through Facebook, through YouTube, are completely inappropriate," said LGBT advocate Lillian Zamecnek. "It's tearing down people for who they are."
This vigil remembers 18-year-old Tyler Climenti, who last month jumped off the George Washington bridge.
Climenti's suicide happened after a sexual encounter with a man in his dorm room was video streamed over the Internet without his knowledge.
This tragedy illustrates cyber bullying at its worst.
"I was shocked at the report from the campus pride group that looked at LGBT students on campus and found about half had been harassed," said Case Western Reserve University Deputy Provost Lynn Singer.
The deputy provost says CWRU has been ahead of the curve. More than a decade ago, it offered LGBT couples insurance coverage.
Just this week, the university held the grand opening of its LGBT Center.
"There was a real feeling of wanting to stand up against this kind of hatred this week when people are coming out and understanding themselves," Singer said.
It's no accident that Monday's vigil intersects with National Coming Out Day.
CWRU Senior Mitchell Delaney says he was fortunate to have supportive friends and family. Many others don't.
"That's really what people are looking for -- some support from friends and family, and their community in general," Delaney said. "Community is a big part of a person's life."