LGBT Youth Three Times More Likely To Commit Suicide

LGBT adolescents are more likely than other kids their age to try to kill themselves, a new analysis confirms.

Data pooled from 35 earlier studies show that sexual minority youth were more than three times as likely to attempt suicide as heterosexual peers, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics.

Transsexual youth were at highest risk, nearly six times as likely to attempt suicide as heterosexual peers, researchers reported.

Ex Teacher Sues After He Says He Was Fired For Being Gay

Barry Hobson, a former employee of the Washington Teachers' Union, filed a federal lawsuit against the union, the President and its former Chief of Staff, alleging that he suffered discrimination because of his sexual orientation and was fired last year from his job as a receptionist and office assistant at the union because he is gay. Hobson is represented by principal Brian J. Markovitz and associate Matthew E. Kreiser of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake in Greenbelt, Md.

9 Year Old Kills Himself After Being Bullied By Classmates For Being Gay

A Colorado mother says her 9-year-old son took his life last week because of anti-gay bullying from his classmates.

Leia Piece, of Denver, told FOX 31 Denver she found her son, Jamel Myles, dead in her home Thursday – months after her son told her he was gay over the summer.  

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Closeted LGBTI Employees Suffer Professionally Study Says

LGBTI employees who aren’t out at work suffer professionally, according to a new report.

Produced by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and sponsored by Deloitte, the Out at Work report surveyed 1,600 LGBTI employees.

It found only 32% of these employees were out to all of their colleagues at work.

It also found not being out at work compromises wellbeing and decreases productivity.

Miami Politician Hopes To Be The First Openly Gay Black Man Elected To Office In Florida

On his campaign to represent a state House district stretching through the heart of Miami’s historically black communities, Cedric McMinn is touting his experience: as a former executive director of the local Democratic Party, as chief of staff to School Board Member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, and as an outreach director in Florida for the Barack Obama and Charlie Crist campaigns.

The fact that he is openly gay is incidental, if not irrelevant to his platform.

Model Says He Was Dropped From Ford Modeling Agency For Being Asian And Gay

In an interview with Dazed Magazine, model Chufue Yang says he was let go from the Ford Agency due to his ethnicity and his sexual orientation.  

“Like any other queer person that grew up facing internalised racism and homophobia, I was really unsure of what it meant to be queer and Hmong simultaneously,” the model told Dazed. “Being comfortable with myself seemed like a goal I’d never be able to reach, until modelling came into the picture.”

Drew Dalton: I'm Bisexual and Muslim

One day when the mum of bisexual academic, Drew Dalton, was doing some cleaning she stumbled on some of his ‘hidden’ publications. But she never told her son what she found in his house that day.

It wasn’t until Dalton later ‘came out’ as Muslim that she confessed she had a feeling about his religious inclinations.

She confessed: ‘Well I think I kind of knew, I found your stash of Korans.’

‘Honestly, it felt like you’re hiding you porn as a 15-year-old. There was that whole coming out again,’ Dalton told Gay Star News.

‘But she’s been brilliant.’

LGBTI Police and Firefighters Banned From Marching In Pride Parade

Organizers behind the LGBT Pride Parade in Madison on Sunday have banned local law enforcement officers from participating in the march.

The OutReach LGBT Community Center is hosting the rally and the president of the organization, Michael Ruiz, released the following statement, “Our community is facing complex, unprecedented times, where power is a fleeting commodity for our most vulnerable members, especially queer and transgender persons of color.”

22 percent of Latino Millennials identify as LGBTI

The study published a report on the identities of young people in a recent report, and found a very high proportion now identify as LGBT+.

The report, “Millennial Attitudes on LGBT Issues: Race, Identity, and Experience”, found that “approximately 14% of Millennials identify as LGBTQ.”

It states: “Larger percentages of Latinx Millennials (22%) identify as LGBTQ compared with African Americans (14%), whites (13%), and Asian Americans (9%).

Gay Man Outed After Parents Walk In On Him Getting Smashed On His Balcony

The parents of a closeted son just found out he was gay in the absolute worst possible way.

Reddit user gggaythrowaway took to the social media platform  to reveal his cringeworthy coming out story.

He starts off his lengthy post by saying he’s only recently began exploring his sexuality since January this year.

The college guy broke up with his girlfriend and started secretly seeing a guy a ‘few months ago’.