Corbin Ray BachAge 23
6 Oct 2019
Paducah, Kentucky (USA)
Corbin died by suicide. After he died his wife Amber spoke out about the relentless bullying he had faced.
Pictures are what Amber Bach has left of her husband.
"You never know what someone is going through. They can have an absolute smile on their face and be fighting the worst demons inside," she said. "It doesn't matter whether you agree with somebody or not or agree with who they are or not, you should never attack somebody."
She was friends with her husband before he transitioned from [deadname] to Corbin Ray. He had top surgery and legally changed his gender. Amber fell in love with Corbin being his authentic self, but not everyone accepted him.
Amber says the bullying was relentless. "It played a big part in why I no longer have my husband," she said.
Corbin committed suicide in early October. A memorial hangs in Paducah's LGBT Welcome Center next to Channing Smith, a Tennessee teen that took his life when he was outed on social media.
Corbin was born on November 24, 1996 and passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was a U.S. Army Medic and in civilian life a Corrections Officer for the state of Kentucky.