While it’s true there has been a recent epidemic of homophobic bullying towards LGBT youth, resulting in a few suicides, I wonder if we are missing the bigger picture by focusing only on this segment of society. I was one of those depressed teens, who had suicidal ideation, and a weak attempt or two. This could have been the result of childhood molestation, being bullied throughout middle school and high school (for reasons I never fully understood), feeling out of place (I never felt like I could fit in with my peers), or coming from a dysfunctional family who placed high expectations upon me. I didn’t realize I was different in terms of sexuality until I was a junior or senior in high school, and . . . Continue reading
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