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Lgbt Suicide

Coming Out of the Closet Is Now a Marketing Strategy

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

If there was true acceptance of gay culture in America, then Infiniti would show a proud dad driving his son and his son's boyfriend to their prom in an Infiniti. Or a father gifting an Infiniti to his son and his husband on their wedding day.

"Love Is All You Need?" Tackles Bullying

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment
Jeremy Bamidele

Photo: The cast of "Love Is All You Need?" Photo Credit: Jeremy Bamidele The world's gone topsy turvy, gay is straight and straight is gay, such i...

Thank U Prince, for Saving My Life in High School

Brent Almond | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

It wasn't until Prince's death, as I relived his music's impact at various times in my life, that I placed that night in the midst of those dark months of bullying and hopelessness.

LGBT Mormons to General Conference Goers: "We Exist"

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

A friendly group of LGBT Mormons and teens greeted General Conference goers on Saturday morning April 2, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wrapped in a ra...

How Mormonism Is Creating an Increasingly Toxic Environment for Its LGBT Youth

Mitch Mayne | Posted 03.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

What dismays many is that Mormon leadership have had the opportunity to become informed and educated about the risk factors for LGBT youth -- and they have chosen not to act.

O-Kern-Homa, the 2016 Edition

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This woman needs to talk to someone about why she is ignoring the duties she was elected to do in lieu of drafting needless, dangerous, discriminatory bills.

A Straight Mother's Response To Ignorance

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 12.20.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

I am ignorant. I'll start there. I don't understand all of the struggles that LGBT youths live with. I am ignorant. I don't understand the pronouns, the labels, the pain and the complexities that the LGBT community experiences every day. I am ignorant, and that has to change.

The Prevention of Suicide Through Unconditional Love

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Although suicide is not seasonally dependent, the festivities may bring many LGBT persons more dread than cheer. Reflect on your relationship with your child this holiday season. A parent's assurances of unconditional love can be the difference between life and death.

Mom, I Always Knew You Were a Lesbian

Lori Sokol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lori Sokol

It had been six years since I delicately disclosed to my teenage son that I was dating a woman for the very first time. But my surprise announcement was quickly eclipsed by his sardonic response. "Mom, I always knew you were a lesbian!" he quipped, without a hint of surprise.

Until I See Skyler Again...

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marsha Aizumi

"I had an endless amount of love for my son, but I did not speak up or stand up for him. I did not see his heart, when he came out as transgender. I only focused in on his gender identity. And so I have lost the chance to love and hug my son."

How Do We Stop LGBTQ Youth From Killing Themselves?

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

LOOK: Arianna Huffington Nabs Big Honor From The Trevor Project

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Last night, leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) suicide prevention organization The Trevor Project hosted TrevorLIVE N...

Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors Are Slipping Through the System

Michael Munson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Munson

A system that excludes the diversity of gender expressions literally kills trans people.

Death, Dying and Finding Meaning in Loss

Joel Readence | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joel Readence

I think as a society, if we were able to take the focus off the way a person died and focus on the manner in which they lived, the loving presence they held in our lives and the fact they continue on in another form, our mourning process would be kinder and gentler.

On Jared Leto and Dallas Buyers Club

Alexandra Billings | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Billings

In sharing this with us, in claiming his own voice, he might have given another 16-year-old a reason to drop their handful of pills. But Mr. Leto chose to run, and it's less about what he said, and more about what he didn't say.

14 LGBT Resolutions for 2014

Anna Aagenes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anna Aagenes

We have an opportunity to strengthen our efforts when we unify and include more diversity of voices in our fight for full equality.

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

How You Can Help Make This Man's Pro-Gay Birthday Wish Come True

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This man has one wish for his birthday -- and you can help make it a a reality. Wade Addison will turn 25 on Nov. 9, and in the 25 days leading up ...

Yes, Suicide Is a Gay Issue

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

WATCH: Lending An Ear To Prevent LGBT Youth Suicide

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices

In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Trevor Project is launching the "Talk To Me" campaign, engaging a number of influential faces from...

An Alternate Universe Where Being Gay Is The Norm?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Warning: this video contains graphic content. A short film entitled "Love is All You Need?" uses real life events in an alternate universe to expl...

Dave Agema Half-Right About 'Risky Lifestyle' (VIDEO)

John Corvino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Corvino

By spreading lies about the "homosexual lifestyle," and by teaching kids, and especially vulnerable LGBT youth, that there's something sick, wrong or unnatural about being gay, folks like Rep. Dave Agema increase the suicide risk that they then turn around and use to justify their anti-gay rants.

LGBT Youth: We Need You

Paul Schmitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Schmitz

It has long troubled me when any population is marginalized and we don't benefit from their full, authentic participation and leadership in society. Recent advances in equal rights for our LGBT citizens are only a beginning.

The Dharun Ravi Trial: What Exactly Is Hate?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It was about mocking Tyler for being gay. That is bias, and it's part of the hate we all grow up with in a society that hates gays. The crime Ravi committed should not be punished severely or with deportation, but any way you slice it, it was motivated by that bias we all share.

Tyler Clementi And The Dharun Ravi Trial: Why The Verdict Is Just

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

No jury that thought long and hard about the case could have returned with any other verdict. It is not the jury's job to think about sentencing or punishment. It is it's job to follow the law.