greeney2 wrote:I Had an argument years ago, on the board, about male gay suicide rates, being 5 times higher than heterosexual straight men. They argued it was because of the religious right persecuting their life style. A very valid University study on the subject, proved is was not in fact religious scrutiny, the suicide rate, 5 times higher, was caused by problems within the gay lifestyle, mostly break ups and rejections.
Honestly, I just don't buy it, despite a "university study." When you say "very valid" - what was the University? Can you offer any details?
I truly believe deep down, that society's chastising (the percentage that does) takes it's toll. They have their set of problems just like straight people do, and in most ways - they are the exact same problems. Just a different couple, regardless of them being a same-sex couple.
But I don't buy the fact if you are gay, you are less able to handle breakups and rejections vs. a straight person. I think that's nonsense.
Question still stands, though, because I am curious. What very valid University study and led by whom?