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Transgender Adolescents More Likely to Be Depressed

FAMILY | By EDGE | Jan 23
A new study based on data from the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center shows what a handful of local and regional studies on transgender youth have long suggested: Transgender youth have disparately negative mental health outcomes.

Are Transgender Veterans at Greater Risk of Suicide?

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Jan 22
Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who have received a diagnosis consistent with transgender status are more likely to have serious suicidal thoughts and plans to attempt suicide.

Trans Teen Commits Suicide, Says He's 'Prisoner Of My Own Body'

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 22
On Monday, August 18, a transgender teen from the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area committed suicide by stepping in front of a fast-moving train.

Guyanese Gay Prostitutes Stabbed Dead, Suspect Commits Suicide

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 21
The main suspect in the stabbing murder of two gay sex workers in Guyana's capital of Georgetown last week died on Sunday, July 20 at Georgetown Hospital after confessing to the murders and setting himself on fire.

Gay Teen Suicide More Likely After Religious Counseling

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 26
A new study shows that gay youth who are counseled by a religious leader were more likely to attempt suicide than those who sought no treatment at all.

Atlanta Man Jumps to His Death After Partner Dies

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 5
A man from Atlanta jumped to his death Monday after his long-term partner died in their home.

Settlement Reached in Boy’s Suicide After Bullying

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 4
The mother of a Central California teenager who committed suicide after years of anti-gay bullying has reached a $750,000 settlement with her son’s school district.

Report: Rapper Severs Penis, Jumps Off Balcony, Survives

MUSIC | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 17
In a bizarre alleged suicide attempt, a rapper connected to the iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan was taken to the hospital Wednesday after he reportedly cut off his penis and jumped off the second-floor balcony of his North Hollywood home.

Broadway Battles Bullying in Support of Michael Morones

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 17
On April 14, New York City’s stage performers came together at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to donate their time and talent to Broadway Battles Bullying, a one-night only benefit concert for the new Michael Morones Foundation.

Family Acceptance Project Prevents LGBT Teen Suicide

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 20
The Family Acceptance Project has announced plans to launch the first family-focused program to prevent suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth and young adults.

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