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LGBT TEEN SUICIDES
Yes, Suicide Is a Gay Issue
Writer, educator, and activist
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
Dad, evolvequals.com blogger, LGBT activist and businessman
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."
How Our Society Has Manifested the Bullying Epidemic
Advocate for peaceful solutions, mom and filmmaker, 'A Girl Li...
Bullying is a multi-layered epidemic. It's like a disease that cultivates and feeds off of the bloodline of social acceptance and like-minded opinion, fueled by fear and pain so deep, it is subconscious. But where exactly does bullying originate?
A Letter To Any Teen Who's Thinking About Suicide
Writer, Reader and Defender of all Unicorns
I want to give you a big hug and tell you that it gets better, because it actually does. Hang on. There are people you may not even know yet who are waiting for you with open arms, and they will love you unconditionally. Trust me.
Queer Children Are Dying... But Many More Are Living
Sociologist and Cotsen Fellow, Princeton Society of Fellows
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.
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