NEWAlmost half of young gay people 'h...

NEWAlmost half of young gay people 'have contemplated suicide'

There are 66 comments on the Metro story from Jan 12, 2014, titled NEWAlmost half of young gay people 'have contemplated suicide'. In it, Metro reports that:

Almost half of young gay people have contemplated suicide over their sexuality and 50 per cent have suffered with mental health issues, a charity has claimed.

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#22 Jan 13, 2014
Earl wrote:
All queers know deep down inside that the lifestyle they have chosen to lead is sick, disgusting and wrong.
Guilt is a hard thing to live with.
Are you contemplating suicide?

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#23 Jan 13, 2014
When was it that you chose to be straight? I'm Trans, not Gay and nothing I could do ever made anyone think I was not queer. Despite the fact I had a wife and three kids. So if there was any choices to be made, I would have chosen straight just to be out from under the BS.
Regards, Terri
Earl wrote:
All queers know deep down inside that the lifestyle they have chosen to lead is sick, disgusting and wrong.
Guilt is a hard thing to live with.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#24 Jan 13, 2014
Every morning I get up, read my paper, drink my coffee, go for my walk, and then go to Topix to get an idea of the latest news concerning the GLBT community. And it just astounds me the amount of hate that is posted on these threads by the homophobes. It makes me wonder just how much vileness they direct towards other folks in their daily lives, for if a person has that much hate for one group of people they don't know, how many other groups must they hate? I just cannot imagine how truly awful their lives must be in order to be so full of such negative thoughts and emotions, I cannot understand it. In my daily life I go out of my way to talk to people I have never met, and to wish them a good day, and elicit a response or a smile. It is much more rewarding.
Jeremy

Allentown, PA

#27 Jan 13, 2014
Absolutely wrote:
<quoted text>
I have to agree. Given a choice, why would anyone choose to be a filthy a:ss queer? Thanks for the enlightenment.
My question is why would anyone chose to be a bigot? Or were you born that way?

The only reason I can think of to spend so much time obsessing over homosexuality is the fear that people will find out that you love to bounce on dong.
Jesus Latter Day Taint

Philadelphia, PA

#28 Jan 13, 2014
RalphB wrote:
Every morning I get up, read my paper, drink my coffee, go for my walk, and then go to Topix to get an idea of the latest news concerning the GLBT community. And it just astounds me the amount of hate....
It's not clear how many of these monikers are even of genuine homophobes. The more verbose, jeesus ones surely are. But most of the others are probably trolls trying to get a rise while acting out their not so sublimated homosexual yearnings. And the other 30% are probably Daniel from LI / Foxy.
Jeremy

Allentown, PA

#29 Jan 13, 2014
And if you do, that's fine. No judgement here. :)
Alex

Fredonia, NY

#30 Jan 13, 2014
I hope to goodness no young, impressionable and hurting gay person stumbles onto this forum, because the discourse here would be enough to push him to suicide. Not due to weakness or mental instability, but due to the casual cruelty of folks like these who refuse to acknowledge his humanity and right to live according to his own heart's dictates.

Those of you who live the charmed life of the white, straight, able-bodied male have no idea what it's like to know that, despite all the progress we've made, the corrupt bulk of society is still overwhelmingly turned against you.
Jesus Latter Day Taint

Philadelphia, PA

#31 Jan 13, 2014
Alex wrote:
I hope to goodness no young, impressionable and hurting gay person stumbles onto this forum, because the discourse here would be enough to push him to suicide. Not due to weakness or mental instability, but due to the casual cruelty of folks like these who refuse to acknowledge his humanity and right to live according to his own heart's dictates.
Those of you who live the charmed life of the white, straight, able-bodied male have no idea what it's like to know that, despite all the progress we've made, the corrupt bulk of society is still overwhelmingly turned against you.
I think glbt youth are aware of this level of hatred, and it's of much less consequence when coming from obviously ill, disembodied monikers online than, in slightly different language, from teachers or clergy they know or from family members.

Str8, white men are now a minority in this society, and they don't like this new development and all the ongoing changes associated with it- loss of automatic privilege.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#32 Jan 13, 2014
Back to the story:

One thing people may not be aware of is how diverse the UK is. There are loads of people from the Caribbean, East Asia, South Asia and Africa there and many of these people are not gay friendly. They may be making their gay kids miserable either by intentionally harassing them or instilling in them a notion that being gay is bad. Europe is no longer a continent of Europeans. It would be interesting to see that 50% figure broken down by ethnicity.

The UK has relatively few Fundies (there are some), but I bet a lot of homophobia comes from various groups of immigrants along with the usual skinheads.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#33 Jan 13, 2014
Earl wrote:
All queers know deep down inside that the lifestyle they have chosen to lead is sick, disgusting and wrong.
Guilt is a hard thing to live with.
All gay people know that people like you keep telling us this.

Harassment is a hard thing to tolerate.

(beware 491)

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#35 Jan 13, 2014
Jeremy wrote:
<quoted text>My question is why would anyone chose to be a bigot? Or were you born that way?
The usual answer is that they properly estimate their own worthlessness and are looking around for a scapegoat.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#36 Jan 13, 2014
JohnInToronto wrote:
Back to the story:
I'm really not sure how seriously we can take the statistics. One wonders how the group identified the gay and lesbian youth to even conduct the survey. Did they take into account that many teens have not yet self-identified as gay, bisexual, or transgender?

IMO: All surveys of the GLBT community are highly skewed by the methods--however well-intentioned--that researches employ to identify us. And I don't think there are any obvious solutions to the problem.
Jeremy

Allentown, PA

#37 Jan 13, 2014
Absolutely wrote:
<quoted text>
Only mentally ill shiteaters, like you, bounce on dong, and I'm not mentally ill.
Looks like I hit a nerve. It's okay that you're gay, man. I accept you for who you are, even if you can't. Remember: You are fabulous. No one can take that away from you.

You should contact your local PFLAG chapter. I think they could really help you come to terms with your identity.
JOEL

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#38 Jan 13, 2014
DAMNED SHAME MORE WEREN'T SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR EFFORT
Chance

Grove City, PA

#40 Jan 13, 2014
GoldenGator wrote:
<quoted text>
The right to one's opinion is still protected, SniKKKers, so cut the sanctimonious crap. You act as though your abusive commentary is somehow an innocent difference of opinion rather than the abusive degradation of others that is the hallmark of 99% of your remarks.
Unlike the trolls who regularly post name-calling juvenilia, you go out of your way to put some thought into your abuse. Like Ann Coulter, doubtless someone you admire, you truly enjoy being mean to others, and gays seem to be your specialty.(Perhaps you've never even been laid. Given your personality, that would hardly be a surprise.)
Your "opinion" that the left wishes to silence anyone who disagrees is lifted straight out of the Sarah Palin/Fox "News" victim handbook. You attack gays mercilessly then cry like a child when we have the unimaginable self-respect to stand up for ourselves.
So now you're upset and think I'm a mean intolerant person because I don't tolerate your intolerance. Get over it. The only people who care about you are your fellow trolls and the fellow bigots with whom you share your Sunday mornings in church.
Thanks for the comparison to Ann Coulter and recognizing that I put thought into my comments. I'll take those as compliments. Honesty is my intent, not meanness just to be mean, but I guess you're not used to dealing with people who don't kiss up to you and tell you how wonderful it is that you are gay. I don't take anything about lefty intolerance from anyone's "handbook." I see it daily with my own eyes. BTW, there are no tears here - just a recognition that lefties, especially gay lefties, are exactly what i expect them to be.
Jesus Latter Day Taint

Philadelphia, PA

#41 Jan 13, 2014
Chance wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for the comparison to Ann Coulter and recognizing that I put thought into my comments. I'll take those as compliments. Honesty is my intent, not meanness just to be mean, but I guess you're not used to dealing with people who don't kiss up to you and tell you how wonderful it is that you are gay. I don't take anything about lefty intolerance from anyone's "handbook." I see it daily with my own eyes. BTW, there are no tears here - just a recognition that lefties, especially gay lefties, are exactly what i expect them to be.
I believe Ann Coulter has a whole gaggle of male homosexual friends she socializes with - the photos are all over the web - and she refuses comment on her sex life in light of her not being married. She was the whoreary, I mean, honorary chair of one of those sad, quisling, Republican homosexual rights groups, too.(Not Log Cabin? The other one?)

She is a performance artist profiting from fundie rubes and tee baggrz.

BTW, you're a stinking bigot and hater. No one's confused about that. Especially not you.
Yoda

Goodland, KS

#42 Jan 13, 2014
Don't think,Do.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#43 Jan 13, 2014
Yoda wrote:
Don't think,Do.
You're talking about the highlarious Westboro klan always saying they're going to demonstrate somewhere and then not showing up.

Maybe they're alcoholics and just can't get it together.

Meanwhile, things are slowly and surely getting better for glbt teens.
wasp

Akron, OH

#46 Jan 13, 2014
GoldenGator wrote:
<quoted text>
So you've never wished AIDS on anyone? How exceedingly kind of you. You've been coming here for years spouting off all kinds of homophobic and bible-thumping nonsense and taking absolute delight in disparaging the gay community at every opportunity. You nearly had an orgasm (maybe you did) when describing the bonding you had with your fellow bigots at a Chick-fil-a.
Stop pretending you are anything but an obnoxious loser who lives to hate. Your dishonesty is disgusting though certainly not surprising.
AIDS is natures way of cleansing the weak,deranged, inferior beings from the healthy straight thinking beings. It's a win/win for everyone.
ampersand mdash

Las Vegas, NV

#47 Jan 13, 2014
The half of the gay population that contemplated suicide were all "bottoms".
Thus it proves that homosexual anal sex is dehumanizing.

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