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Gay Youth Suicide

Memories of a Gay Childhood

Jan Phillips | Posted 07.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Jan Phillips

I've been thinking of my own early years as a queer youth: how despairing I was, how wrong I felt, how terribly unseen and unheard. Then I remembered my suicide notes, how occasionally I would write one and leave it around to be found.

Check Out The Incredible Line-Up For This Year's TrevorLIVE NY Event

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.06.2014 | Gay Voices

The Trevor Project has just announced its celebrity and talent line-up today for the organization's annual TrevorLIVE benefit -- and it is impressive,...

LOOK: Strangers Come Together To Finish Walk Of Father Slain While Memorializing Bullied Gay Son

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices

After his bullied gay son Jadin Bell committed suicide, Joe Bell began a cross-country journey in his memory that sought to raise awareness about bull...

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...

'This Is A Moment Of Pain For The Homosexual Community'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Hundreds of gay rights activists held a candle-lit vigil at Rome's Colosseum Wednesday to call for a law against homophobia after a youth threw himsel...

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.24.2013 | Gay 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 ...

Father Tragically Killed While Walking Cross Country For Tribute To His Dead Gay Son

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The father who set out on an inspiring cross-country journey following his gay son's suicide was reportedly killed last night by a truck in Colorado, ...

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.

Looking for Tyler: How My Baby Brother's Legacy Is Helping Build a Better Culture for Vulnerable Youth

James Clementi | Posted 11.22.2013 | Gay Voices
James Clementi

When I give presentations at schools, I am always looking for Tyler in the crowd. I guess some part of my mind still thinks I can save him. Ultimately I cannot. But every time I tell the story, I meet at least one person who reminds me that there are others who need to know that they are not alone.

Gay Conversion Therapy Poses Serious Risks For Minors, Senator Notes

Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices

California Senator Ted Lieu applauded New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's support of a ban on gay conversion therapy in a HuffPost Live appearance late l...

Anti-Gay Christianity Claims Another Life

John Shore | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
John Shore

Many American bullies who victimize gay people do so confident, at one level or another, that they are furthering the cause of God -- just like the pastor up the street, or the pastor on the radio, or the pastor on TV, or the pastor at any of the "ministries" that trade in the hectoring of gay people.

Gay Teen Reportedly Takes His Own Life After Sending Heartbreaking Tweet

Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay New Mexico teen reportedly commit suicide after being subjected to intense bullying from his classmates. Seventeen-year-old Carlos Vigil pos...

Curtis M. Wong

Tyler Clementi's Story Comes To Chicago Stage

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.07.2013 | Gay Voices

When asked to explain why he decided to write the play “Teddy Ferrara,” Christopher Shinn says, “I thought a lot about committing suicide in hig...

49ers' Teammates Say They Never Participated In 'It Gets Better' Video (Even Though They're In It)

Posted 02.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A series of anti-gay remarks made by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver cast the Super Bowl-bound team in a negative light just days ahead ...

Gay Teen Taken Off Life Support After Hanging Himself On Playground

Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay Oregon teen was taken off of life support after hanging himself in the playground of a local elementary school. Komo News reports that 15-ye...

My Third Lifetime

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

I will celebrate my 48th birthday this week. Although I am undeniably middle-aged now, I feel as if I have lived two lifetimes. The number 48 is significant to me because I have lived twice as many years as my first boyfriend, who committed suicide when he was 24 years old.

Parents Say Intense Bullying Led To Gay Son's Death

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Parents of a gay Michigan teen who committed suicide last month say bullying is to blame for their son's death. Seventeen-year-old Josh Pacheco of...

Get Ready For 'It Gets Better' -- Part 2

Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Fans of the Emmy-nominated "It Gets Better" project will be happy to learn that an all-new, 60-minute special will return to both MTV and Logo two day...

The Lasting Impact Of 'That's So Gay'

Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices

"That's so gay" has been part of the adolescent lexicon for some time, but a new University of Michigan study has revealed the phrase could have deep ...

Lady Gaga's Most High-Profile New Ally?

Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Lady Gaga's anti-bullying organization has found a high-profile new ally: Patrick Schwarzenegger. The 18-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and...

Sharing Three Of My Deepest, Darkest Gay Secrets For The First Time To Fight Hate

Noah Michelson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

I stand with my queer brothers and sisters and denounce the terrible act that took place at the Family Research Center on Wednesday, but I also say enough is enough. Our deep, dark secrets only have as much shame as we give them.

Gay Teen's Suicide Saddens Community: 'Words Hurt More Than Anything Else'

Posted 05.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a Minnesota teen who jumped to his death last Sunday after allegedly being tormented by classmates for bei...

How A Gay Iowa Teen Used A Secret Identity to Fight Bullying

Marion Patch | Scott Raynor | Posted 05.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Matt Shankles lost friends and self-esteem and his depression grew when his eighth-grade classmates learned he was gay. They bullied him relentlessly....

Gay Utah Teen Commits Suicide After Allegedly Being Subjected To Bullying In School

Posted 04.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Friends and family are mourning the death of Jack Reese, a gay Utah teen who took his own life last week after allegedly being subjected to anti-gay b...

WATCH: Tennessee Representative Says Bad Parenting, Not Bullying, Leads Teens To Suicide

Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices

A Tennessee-based lawmaker raised more than a few eyebrows this week after suggesting that children who were committing suicide were doing so because ...