Not "Gay Suicide"

Of late, we've been bombarded with the tragic news of countless young men and women who could no longer cope, ending their lives. But the prevalence of so-called"gay suicides" hasn't risen. Only media attention has.

How do we as a society prevent such horrors? Perhaps a start would be removing the stigma. Let's begin by referring to  the tragedies not as Gay Suicide, but as suicide.

People are people, regardless of sexual orientation. Suicide is suicide, regardless of the sexuality of the person driven to it.

Instead of coming up with ways to segregate gay teens from straight teens, let's put our energy into creating mental health programs and open-minded forums where people of all types feel safe, no matter what's in their pants or on their minds.

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