Monday, October 04, 2010

Repost: Gay Suicide & "Shoulds"

This powerful article is about gay teen suicide. Thanks to bullies and to assholes who feel that "hate the sin and love the sinner" shows anything resembling love and affection, more gay teens are killing themselves. I'm enormously sorry for them. This is the start of the article. If you know someone who might benefit, let them see this.

Every action is a result of a thought. When we are talking about preventing suicide, and more specifically, preventing the deaths of more young gay people, we are gravely remiss if we do not address the "shoulds" behind the attempts. More specifically, no gay suicide has been attempted without the following equation:

I should be straight + I should be normal
= I shouldn't be alive


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