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Gay Youth Suicides

The Rainbow Summits Project: Why I'm Going To The Top Of The World For LGBTQ Youth

Cason Crane | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Cason Crane

I decided I would attempt to climb all seven of the highest peaks on each continent to raise awareness and funds for the Trevor Project, to help more LGBTQ youth get the help they need and to call attention to the important issue of LGBTQ youth suicide. This March I leave for Mt. Everest.

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.

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....

Heartbreaking Details In Gay Iowa Teen's Suicide Emerge

Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Poignant details about Kenneth Weishuhn, the gay Iowa teen who took his own life after friends and family say his classmates sent him death threats on...

Gay Ohio Teen Remains In Coma After Attempting Suicide

Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices

A gay Ohio teen remains in critical condition after attempting suicide by overdosing on prescription medication. As local ABC news affilate 33 WYT...

WATCH: The 30 Best 'It Gets Better' Videos

Posted 02.21.2012 | Gay Voices

"It Gets Better," the hour-long TV special focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, makes its highly-anticipated MTV and Logo ...

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.

Religion, Family, and Gay Teen Suicides

Aaron Anson | Posted 03.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Aaron Anson

I could hear the pain of abandonment in EricJames Borges' voice as he spoke about growing up in a deeply religious -- and deeply prejudiced -- home. This appears to be a common thread among every gay suicide I've had to ponder.