young people who live in areas with a more negative sociopolitical climate towards LGBTQ young people and without affirming resources are at an increased risk for suicide when compared with their peers in more supportive environments.
Originally Posted by Josh James xVx
Yep. I was right. My home state is in the 35% zone. I can see it, honestly. I grew up here...yeah. I can see it. I encounter homophobia every damn day. Oftentimes in its most overt and vile manifestations.
Disgusting, ignorant, close minded pathetic excuses for human beings.Originally Posted by roneet
Yeah, I could guess which regions would be highest without looking at the map. It's not just negative attitudes against gays, I'd say the same regions would have the highest % of racists, and people who are intolerant of any group that appears different in any way from the majority.
Instead of moving away from the places that make us uncomfortable, my philosophy is that we should bravely sacrifice our time, energy and sacrifice towards helping to erase ignorance and bigotry from these areas. "If there be trouble, let it be in my day so that my children know peace." Thomas Paine.