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Suicides in the news

I was really upset a few days ago when I came across this article about a recent epidemic of gay teen suicides in Minnesota.   Suicide is a scary thing, and I won’t pretend that I understand it, because I don’t. 175 more words


Heteronormativity and Gay Youth Suicide

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics determined that being surrounded by heterosexuals (especially Republican ones) and a heteronormative culture is associated with increased risk of suicide in gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth. 327 more words


It Might Get Better

It is dishonest and cruel to prime children to expect better things from the future than the future in fact holds.

From itgetsbetter.org:

Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults.

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Georgia Megachurch Pastor Comes Out Of Closet - For An Unselfish Reason

I admire Pastor Swilley for “coming out”.  Whatever his motive and whatever kept him closeted for so long is now irrelevant.  The fact that he has taken a stand and outed himself (as opposed to someone suing him for “improper behavior with teens…) and the fact that he wanted to help young gay kids in his congregation is honest and admirable.  363 more words


School board bigot's hate-filled rant

Tonight I turn on AC360 to see something totally embarrassing for my home state of Arkansas. No, it’s not the Duggers. It’s a sick human being named Clint McCance, a member of the Midland School Board in Northwest, Ark. 486 more words

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School Board Member Will Wear Purple If All Gay Students Kill Themselves

Hat Tip to: Lez Get Real

The above is a screen capture of the now closed Facebook page of Clint McCance, a school board member of Midland School District in Arkansas.  24 more words


When politics turn deadly

I don’t think the recent suicides of homosexual teenagers is any sort of coincidence. Anybody that claims otherwise must be living in a cave.

It’s true that homosexuality is not a new thing. 501 more words

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