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Gay Suicides

Experts Fear Copycat Suicides After Bullying Cases

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

PHILADELPHIA — The experts call it "contagion" when a suicide or rash of suicides inspires others to follow in an attempt at martyrdom or solida...

Whatever Happened To Tyer Clementi?

Tom Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Davis

Whatever happened to the change that would come as a result, the kind of social and political change that would make a better life for those of every race, gender and sexual orientation?

Christians and Bullying: Standing With Gays and Lesbians

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is disagreement within the Christian community when it comes to issues of human sexuality. But, there should be a united front against all who would disrespect anyone created in the image of God.

Responding To Gay Suicides: What Teens Can Do

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

Whether you're an ally or LGBT yourself, wherever you find yourself, you can make a difference, bit by bit, like the force of water eroding a stone.

Jason Linkins

Washington Post's Capeheart Offers Support To Trevor Project (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you want a nice antidote to that time the Washington Post decided to treat the suicides of gay teenagers as a matter that had two equally valid pro...

Combating Gay Teen Suicide: What Parents Can Do

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

I know that many parents find it difficult to discuss sexuality with their teens, but discussion is crucial if we want our teens to develop good self-esteem, embrace their own differences, and accept what is different in others.

Homophobia: The Plague That Is Killing Our Youth

Jason Mannino | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home
Jason Mannino

If hate is learned, then it lies on our shoulders to teach our young kids acceptance before they continue hurting each other, and before they become adults who will likely pass their hatred to the next generation.

'A Prayer When I Feel Hated': Helping Prevent Gay Teen Suicide

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

The Christian community must reach out more compassionately to gay and lesbian youths. Here is a prayer I composed for all who feel excluded, rejected, marginalized, shamed or made fun of, in any way or place, religious or otherwise.

LGBT People Need to Take the Fight Back to School

Alex Blaze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alex Blaze

DADT repeal and same-sex marriage won't solve the problem of homophobic bullying in schools -- solutions to this problem are going to have to focus on schools themselves.

Tyler Clementi's Death: We're All Part Of The Problem

Gareth Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gareth Higgins

On the basis of what we know thus far, I think we can guess this: Tyler Clementi died as a direct result of a culture of sexual shame in which institutionalized religion is the major investor.

Faith, Hope And Love: Ending LGBT Teen Suicide

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

Regardless of one's view about sexual ethics, family values, or same-sex marriage, I believe that encouraging or contributing to violence against LGBT people, either directly or indirectly, is the true sin against nature and creation.

No More Mr. Nice Gay: The Way New Homosexual Agenda

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

Gays are tired of having our relationships threatened by the epidemic of straight divorce. Every 20 minutes, a neighbor or a sibling walks away from a lifetime vow to love and cherish. So I say, make divorce illegal.

Gay Teen Suicides, Bullying And Christianity: A Talk With The Trevor Project Director

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

After publishing my recent post "The Gay Teen Suicide Rate and the Christian Condemnation of Gays," I contacted Charles Robbins, head of the Trevor Project. My interview with him follows.

Johnson And Wales Student Commits Suicide, Fifth Gay Youth To Take Life In Three Weeks

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Johnson and Wales student Raymond Chase, 19, took his own life this past Wednesday, according to the Advocate. Chase, a sophomore reported as openly...

How Many Teens Have To Die Before Focus On The Family Gives A Damn?

Jim David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim David

Focus on the Family, a right-wing lobbying group that fronts as a religious organization, pays lip service to the bullying issue, but wants no mention of homosexuality in schools because it might encourage kids to be gay.