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I was reading the December 2010-January 2011 issue of The Advocate a few days ago. There was an interesting report of suicides among gay youngsters of between 15 and 24.
Most of the suicides had been instigated by peer bullying.
Though there seems to be the impression that there is a higher percentage of suicides among young gays than heterosexuals it seems that this is not necessarily so. There is a difference between "suicidal attempts" and "suicides." It is reported that there are no conclusive data confirming suicides after it has occurred because sexual orientation cannot be investigated after death, according to Laure McGinnis of the Trevor Howard Project, a 24 hr. hotline for suicide prevention in the US.
During my private practice I was able to notice that there were more suicide attempts among my gay patients than among the heterosexual ones. Nevertheless, an attempt ending in death never occurred among the former.
The final report on a pertinent study shall appear in the Journal of Homosexuality, January 2011.