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Study highlights differences between gay, straight suicides
My teen daughter died by suicide; here's what I wish you knew
One of the indescribable aspects of being a member of a minority group is knowing that things are better than they have ever been and, simultaneously, not good enough. The LGBTQ community has won the right to same-sex marriage and achieved unprecedented visibility in politics, media and entertainment. Travis Salway is an epidemiologist trying to close this gap. HuffPost talked to Salway about these persistent challenges and the fight for health equity. How did you find out that more gay and bisexual men were dying of suicide than of causes related to HIV? One of the theories we were exploring was that social isolation, depression, drug addiction and other social factors were leading to sexual behavior associated with HIV transmission.
We are hearing so many horror stories in the news of our gay youth killing themselves recently Do lesbians have better coping mechanisms? Do lesbians not get discriminated as much as gay guys? We need to open dialogue between the lesbians community and gay guy community! Why are our boys ending their lives but lesbians are flourishing?!
Research has found that attempted suicide rates and suicidal ideation among lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender LGBT youth is significantly higher than among the general population. The passage of laws that discriminate against LGBT people have been shown to have significant negative impacts on the physical and mental health and well-being of LGBT youth; for example, depression and drug use among LGBT people have been shown to increase significantly after the passage of discriminatory laws. Bullying of LGBT youth has been shown to be a contributing factor in many suicides, even if not all of the attacks have been specifically regarding sexuality or gender.