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Lgbt Youth Depression

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.

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.

Listening To LBGT Youth

Sara Benincasa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sara Benincasa

I want LGBT students to know that they are worth something, that there is help out there, and not the kind of "help" offered by pray-away-the-gay pastors and other cult leaders, but help from folks who want them to celebrate who they are.