Driving Teens to This?
Being gay isn't bad but people overreact and think it is. There are thousands of teens and young adults who commit suicide from being bullied and harassed. A 15 year old, Billy Lucas from Greensburg, Indiana hung himself after being harassed in school. Experts say many LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) teens are vulnerable to teasing or bullying. 13 year old Asher Brown from Houston, shot himself after coming out (telling family he is gay or bisexual). For many young adults struggling with homosexuality, religion can play a big part. There are several high-profile suicides among gay teens have brought increased attention. This is mainly from harassment.
A Youtube Channel For Them
There is a YouTube channel called It Gets Better, where people post their videos with advice for young LGBT teens and adults. Dan Savage and his husband, Terry Miller asked people to post these videos. They tell you how they coped with the bullying and being treated differently. The channel is now full and people are posting videos endlessly, having conversations in the comments and communicating through e-mail. This helped LGBT teens and young adults speak out against the homophobic people.