LGBT youth are at a higher risk of suicide and life-threatening behavior than their heterosexual peers, a new study has found, with transgender teens being the most at risk. A systematic review and meta-analysis of 2. To examine the risk of attempted suicide among sexual minority adolescents, differentiating for each sexual minority group, researchers searched electronic databases for articles published through April 30, , with the following search terms: heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, adolescents, teens, and attempted suicide. In total, thirty-five studies reported in 22 articles that involved 2,, heterosexual and , sexual minority adolescents age range, years were included in the analysis. Researchers found that overall, transgender youths were the most at risk of committing suicide, followed by bisexual and homosexual teens.
Study: Religious LGBQ Students More Suicidal Than Straight Religious Students
LGBTQ + Religion – The Trevor Project
I was a stranger to myself in the autumn of I was in my mids and trying to be good. I was attending synagogue at least twice a week, going on dates with suitable men, working at a proper responsible job. There was a mapped-out life I knew I was supposed to try to have: marry an appropriate frum man, have the kind of steady-but-flexible career that would mean we could buy a house and raise a family, join a synagogue, make Friday night dinner every week, volunteer for charitable causes, take part in the life of the community by visiting the sick, welcoming guests to our table.
Violence is a serious public health problem in the United States. It can affect all types of people throughout their lives. Those who survive violence are usually left with permanent physical and emotional scars. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are at overall increased risk of violence because of homophobia, harassment, and violent acts directed towards gay persons. Suicide is the seventh leading cause of death for males in the United States.
The relationship between religion and the LGBTQ community is a complicated one, and everyone experiences it differently. It all depends on how you feel, and what you choose. However, within nearly every religious denomination there are now supportive groups that have adopted different interpretations about LGBTQ people. Question: 1.