2016 has been a rough year for a lot of people, but both the LGBTI and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities were hit with some especially heartbreaking tragedies

Australia’s Indigenous communities have also faced the Don Dale youth detention ordeal, the death of Elijah – a young boy in Kalgoorlie, ongoing racism and many other ordeals.

However, it was the untimely deaths of two members of each of these groups that rocked both the LGBTI and Aboriginal community to the core.

When news broke that 13-year-old Tyrone Unsworth had taken his own life after allegedly experiencing homophobic bullying it shocked many people.

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