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Ladies’ Home Journal Tackles Issue of Gay-Teen Bullying and Suicide

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The stories about recent suicides by gay teens who had been bullied have been all over the news. This month, Ladies’ Home Journal has taken an in-depth look at what’s going on here.

According to the article by Kenneth Miller, 52 percent of Americans consider homosexuality morally acceptable, according to a recent Gallup poll. “Kids can join gay-straight alliance groups at more than 4,000 high schools and more than 150 middle schools nationwide and find advice and support online,” says Miller in the article. “Yet according to the Journal of Adolescent Health, about one-third of gay, lesbian, and bisexual teens report an attempt at suicide. Why are so many still driven to try to take their own life?”

Check out this excellent article, then please share your thoughts here. And kudos to Ladies’ Home Journal for talking about this issue.