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Sep 10 2018
Today Is World Suicide Prevention Day Comments (0)

 

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I have not known anyone closely who has committed suicide, but its spectre is all around — not only in the media, via high-profile suicides, but also in the LGBTQ community.

A young person I think the world of opened up to me about his past suicide attempts and it really jolted me. I think a lot of older gay people are stuck in the mindset that Will & Grace fixed things and that being gay is not as big a deal as it used to be. That show and many other things in the culture helped immeasurably, but the fact remains that there is still a deep-seeded stigma attached to being gay or bi or trans or non-binary, anything that is not straight 'n' narrow.

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