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Study Finds 4 in 10 LGBTQ Youth ‘Seriously Considered’ Suicide in Past Year – Conversion Therapy Makes It Worse

A new study of over 34,000 individuals released Tuesday by The Trevor Project reveals a disturbingly high rate of LGBTQ youth have considered attempting suicide – and that for those who have undergone so-called “conversion therapy” the numbers are substantially higher. Nearly four in 10 (39%) LGBTQ youth “seriously considered attempting suicide in the past twelve months,” The Trevor Project’s study finds. For transgender and non-binary youth the rate climbs to more than half. Youths who have undergone conversion therapy are “more than twice as likely to attempt suicide as...
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Mother of Gay Alabama Teen Who Took His Own Life Speaks Out in Heartbreaking Interview: WATCH

In a heartbreaking interview, the mother of Nigel Shelby, the 15-year-old Alabama teen who took his life last week after being bullied for being gay, says she wants people to know more about him than that: “He was sunshine. He was such a good spirit to have around. It breaks my heart because I feel like he had so much more love to give.” EARLIER: Nigel Shelby, a Gay Alabama Teen, Took His Own Life After Suffering Homophobic Bullying “Coming out at such a young age. It can be hard,”...
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15-year-old Nigel Shelby dies by suicide after homophobic bullying

A 15-year-old boy has died by suicide after homophobic bullying at his school in Huntsville, Alabama. Nigel Shelby, a 9th-grade student, took his own life on April 19. Since his death, friends and family have spread messages of love and tolerance across social media. “We are heartbroken over the death of Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old freshman at Huntsville High School,” a local pride festival, Rocket City Pride, wrote on Facebook. “Nigel took his life because he was bullied for being gay. There are no words that can be said to...
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