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    I have mixed feelings on this

    part of me thinks
    - if they kill themselves just because no one "accepts them", then who needs them. it's pathetic to need other people that much. good riddance (I kinda wish more people would just kill themselves sometimes.)
    - I'm gay dealt with a lot of discrimination, rejection, bullying and physical trauma, but I turned out all right. grow a pair

    the other part thinks
    - life is hard and then you die, but that doesn't mean we can't be empathetic
    - being gay is rough. it's hard to be strong and persevere sometimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    I have mixed feelings on this

    part of me thinks
    - if they kill themselves just because no one "accepts them", then who needs them. it's pathetic to need other people that much. good riddance (I kinda wish more people would just kill themselves sometimes.)
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    What an intense [jabberwocky] I love the internet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Be careful or he'll call you judgmental.
    that was pretty judgemental
    1+1=3 OMFG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munchies View Post
    What an intense [removed]. I love the internet
    what's your point?
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    Suicide is now a gay issue?

    What are the remaining non-gay issues again?

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    I don't think the 'contagion factor' is as much of an issue for GLBT youth, pretty universally I think when these youth kill themselves it's because they are truly miserable and were already thinking of it. The contagion factor is much more likely for something like girls and cutting or the spread of 'pro-ana' lifestyles. Where the publicity just feeds an existing pathology.

    I think when the media highlights the factors for GLBTQ suicide it does draw positive attention and acts as a change motivator, particularly for the school system and other networks in place that deal with youth. It also makes the general consciousness less homophobic and more careful about outright homophobia. Regardless of homophobia present in society, most people, especially parents and school administrators, don't won't to be partly responsible for kids killing themselves around things that are so preventable.

    I think it can also impact other teenagers not to be such douches. If nothing else it is shows that society doesn't approve of bullying teenagers to suicide.

    Oh, it also helps when there is a negative media blast about inept school administrators or bad parenting where parents of bullies encouraged the behavior. Shame works. And so does the fear of lawsuits.

    There are many sources online that quote different statistics including: http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/lgbtq.html

    And Lark, no one said suicide is 'strictly a GLBTQ issue'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Suicide is now a gay issue?

    What are the remaining non-gay issues again?
    Suicide is a human issue. I'm seeking discussion on suicide as it pertains to gay youth, specifically. If you prefer to discuss the suicide rates of redheads or park rangers for instance, you're free to make your own thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    if they kill themselves just because no one "accepts them", then who needs them. it's pathetic to need other people that much.
    How much is 'that much'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    True.



    Wut.
    Your edit of Jaguar's quote is truthful. There's no use pretending journalists aren't at the mercy of the networks. They are inherently unable to be objective when network ratings can affect their paycheck or employment.

    I also don't see responsible reporting as necessarily contrary to objectivity or party to "babysitting" viewers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    And Lark, no one said suicide is 'strictly a GLBTQ issue'
    Neither did I.

    Its what the article seems to suggest though.

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