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Lgbt Suicides

In Latin America, Chile is 'Making it Better' for LGBTQ Youth

Maru Gonzalez | Posted 02.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Maru Gonzalez

The situation in Chile with regard to LGBTQ youth presents somewhat of a paradox: it has the highest rate of bullying and youth suicide in Latin America yet is one of the only countries taking action to achieve broad-based, systemic social change.

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.

Homophobia's Cruel Mother's Day

Rob Watson | Posted 07.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

The Friday before Mother's Day, my work associate asked me for a favor. "I may need to work altered hours on Monday, if that is OK," she started. "I have a memorial service that I need to go to." And then, almost under her breath: "It was a suicide."

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

John Corvino | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay 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.

Remember That You Are Divine

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

For some people, every day is already a painful reminder that they are made of dust. For these people, sin is not so much about pride, but rather the failure to have a healthy sense of self-esteem and love for oneself.

Michelangelo Signorile

Tyler Clementi's Older Brother Speaks Out On Suicide, Coming Out And Media Barrage

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.08.2012 | Gay Voices

The older gay brother of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University freshman who took his own life in 2010 after his roommate allegedly used a webcam to t...

Eric James Borges' Final Words Revealed

Posted 01.29.2012 | Gay Voices

A published excerpt from a suicide note and comments made by friends at a memorial service are shedding new light on a gay teen filmmaker who took his...

Our Community's Lack of Internal Cohesion May Contribute to LGBTQ Suicides

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 03.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

By ignoring our lack of internal cohesion and constantly blaming all of our unhappiness on other people, we are missing the opportunity to decrease incidents of suicide in our community.

An Open Letter To Heterosexual Americans

Justin V Bond | Posted 11.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Justin V Bond

What is needed to create real change is real action on the part of our heterosexual citizenry. After all, these are your children who are driving other kids to suicide. Where are they learning that it's "OK to hate"?

'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.