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Gay Suicide

How Do We Stop LGBTQ Youth From Killing Themselves?

Michael Carosone | Posted 11.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

During the spring semester of 2002, while I was teaching my creative-writing class at Sheepshead Bay High School in Brooklyn, a student finally shared and read aloud a poem that he had just written. And after he read, our jaws dropped with amazement, our eyes widened with shock, our brows curled with concern, our hearts stopped with empathy, and our bodies froze with fear.

Join This Incredible 921-Mile Walk To Fight Bullying And Remember Tyler Clementi

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

"Bullying Not On Your Watch," a 921-mile walk that began in early October, is preparing to reach its conclusion as participants edge closer to New Yor...

Yes, Suicide Is a Gay Issue

Michael Carosone | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

My youth was consumed by loneliness, feelings of not belonging, and thinking of ways to kill myself. I experienced many dark nights of the soul. And television saved me. Although I read a lot, I looked to TV for the noise to comfort me and make me feel less lonesome.

Gay and Southern: Discuss

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

We wanted to talk about it. What follows comes from a Gchat conversation between me (raised by two moms in the Northeast) and Todd Dakotah Briscoe, who's gay and from a "red state" and kind enough to share his story.

Remember Carlos Vigil

Chez Pazienza | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Chez Pazienza

We'll see this kind of thing again. We'll see another young person bullied to the point where he or she feels like the only recourse left is to lay down and die. There will be more suicide notes. More devastated families. There will be more.

Modern Day Jesus: Would They Crucify Him Again?

Rick Hendrix | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Rick Hendrix

Why does the religious community teach hate and prejudice to the homosexual and Muslim communities? I love the Jesus that hates religion. I love the Christian that loves Jesus and lives by his teachings. Religion has become manmade and has shoved God's purpose into the dark.

MTV Orders Another 'It Gets Better' Special

Posted 08.11.2012 | TV

MTV is casting a follow-up to its "It Gets Better" special, featuring LGBTQ journalist and activist, Dan Savage, who co-created the It Gets Better Pro...

Nearly 20 Percent Of Taiwan's Gay Community Has Attempted Suicide: Report

Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Taiwan may be considered relatively accepting of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents, but a new study suggests many in the com...

'Glee' Suicide Storyline Leads To Spike In Web Traffic, Phone Calls For LGBT Youth Group

Posted 02.28.2012 | Gay Voices

Last week's controversial winter finale episode of "Glee" may have shocked fans, but one lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth advocacy ...

The Problem With Understanding Hate

Amelia | Posted 04.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Denying basic civil rights is hate. Characterizing an entire group of people as sick is hate. When people express these beliefs or vote for those who do, they are encouraging those who waves signs, throw slurs, and worse. And they are killing children.

Queer Children Are Dying... But Many More Are Living

Tey Meadow | Posted 03.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Tey Meadow

The media's singular focus on LGBTQ youth suicides creates a deadly echo chamber. The repetitive tale about our collective failure to address the pain felt by many LGBTQ youth doesn't translate into inspiration for the kids who are still here.

Beloved Comedian Comes Out As Gay On 'WTF'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.17.2012 | Comedy

Stand-up comedian Todd Glass, a fixture of the Los Angeles comedy community, publicly came out as gay on Monday's episode of the podcast "WTF with Mar...

Child, Please: How Much Worse Does It Have To Get Before 'It Gets Better'?

David Groshoff | Posted 03.14.2012 | Gay Voices
David Groshoff

I'm calling B.S. on the "It Gets Better" propaganda. As we unfortunately just learned, it didn't get better for EricJames Borges, who took his own life only a month after filming his video for the "It Gets Better" campaign.

Our Community's Lack of Internal Cohesion May Contribute to LGBTQ Suicides

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 03.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

By ignoring our lack of internal cohesion and constantly blaming all of our unhappiness on other people, we are missing the opportunity to decrease incidents of suicide in our community.

The Sound of Silence: Resolving To Speak Out In 2012

Evie M. Salomon | Posted 03.04.2012 | Religion
Evie M. Salomon

Each day we have the ability to transform lives, to speak out against injustice, to be "upstanders" for positive change. Why do we remain silent?

Four Difficult Questions About Teen Bullying And Suicide

Social Media Collective | Danah Boyd | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices

Over the last couple of years, I've laid awake at night asking myself uncomfortable questions about bullying and teen suicide. I don't have answers to...

Tyler Clementi's Bullying Suspect Rejects New Plea Deal

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 02.08.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man...

It Takes a Village: Standing with Our LGBT Youth

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 12.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

Bullying and violence have no place in our schools. When our children are the targets as a result of their orientation, perceived orientation, gender identity or gender expression, it is critical that there are adults they can turn to.

Gay Canadian Teen Commits Suicide, Cites Depression And School Troubles In Last Blog Message

Posted 12.17.2011 | Gay Voices

Jamie Hubley, a gay 15-year-old from Ottawa, Canada, committed suicide on Friday. The 10th grade student documented his life, including his depress...

Power and Bullies: Why Gay Kids Need School Choice

James Peron | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
James Peron

Parents are free to remove their children and educate them someplace else, but that means they pay twice: once through taxes, and then again for the substitute they find. Many parents simply can't do this.

Mother Of Suicide Victim To Bachmann: Speak Out Against Gay Bullying

Posted 11.16.2011 | Education

The mother of a gay teenager who committed suicide last year arrived at Rep. Michele Bachmann's office in Waite Park, Minn. Thursday carrying a box wi...

Michele Bachmann Silent On String Of Gay And Bullied Teen Suicides In Her District

Posted 09.25.2011 | Education

A string of suicides among gay and bullied teenagers in Minnesota's largest school district, Anoka-Hennepin Schools, has critics blaming the district'...

San Francisco Giants Join Anti-Gay Bullying Campaign

AP | Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants will follow in the footsteps of President Barack Obama, pop star Janet Jackson and more than 10,000 oth...

Breaking Down Gay Suicide By Region

Jeffrey Fishberger, MD | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Fishberger, MD

As the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and question...

More Gay (And Straight) Teen Suicides In Politically Conservative Areas

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

CHICAGO -- Suicide attempts by gay teens – and even straight kids – are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don't ...