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Help Available For Gay And Lesbian Teens

LGBTQ Spirit Day is a day to remember all those young people who took their lives because of their sexual orientation. They were bullied at school, in their communities or at home because of their sexual orientation and in honor of them people across the country are wearing purple. Gay teen suicide has been in the news recently with the deaths of six young men in the past few weeks, but it's been happening for years. A study by Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network said almost 90 % of them will be verbally or physically harassed. They are two to three times more likely to attempt suicide than straight teens according to a 1989 government report. There are a variety of resources...

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