dinsdag, maart 08, 2005

Having someone to talk to may cut young gays' suicide risk

New study of 32 gay men pinpoints abuse, fear, and shame as causes of suicide, and not sexual orientation: "Simon Louis Lajeunesse found they all shared a common link: a lifelong struggle to feel good about themselves and live in harmony with their social environment. He said those boys who know or think they are gay between the ages of six and 14 live in constant fear of being insulted, threatened or assaulted, while for those whose homosexual tendencies become apparent later, the fear of being labelled gay may fuel aggressive, anti-social behaviour." via