En-Lugal wrote:Even the most minute of problems is portrayed in a "look at me and my enormous issues" every single day. They seem to crave attention, and demand recognition for their daily "trials and tribulations", or they lash out at everyone on their friend list as bigoted for having ignored them. If you do offer advice, and they don't want to hear it, doubly so. There is no winning with them, they have all of these issues but it's society's fault. I don't buy it, it's baloney as greeney2 stated. So yes, due to my personal observation, I would say the suicide rates fall on gays and not society as a whole. There are mean people, get a therapist, or suck it up already.
I, too, know a lot of "gay couples" and although there are some whiny bad apples in the bunch, the same can be said for straight males, straight females, and whomever else roams this planet. But in all, I do not notice an overwhelming, "Poor me, my problems are so large" attitude in the majority of gay people. I think that's an unfair, and unproven opinion.
greeney2 wrote: It summarized basically what you just said in your own words, in that the lifestyle itself, generated the basis for so many suicides, and like anything else, they want to blame the entire world first, like religions, and anyone else they want to label "Homophobic" as cause.
Although this mysterious, and still yet unnamed report, remains a myth, my guess is a) it isn't a reputable study or b) you're misreading what it said. I mean that respectfully, of course
Plain and simple, their "lifestyle" is not the cause of their higher suicide rate. It's the crappy treatment by idiots out there, AGAINST "their lifestyle." Were "black people" given the blame because of their treatment by racists and bigots? Because when you dissect it... they are "black," right? No... the label, stereotype, racism and ultimately the emotional and mental toll that takes on someone is due to the racist bashing and the racist bigot, NOT because they have a certain skin color.
To make that statement about "the gay population" is unfair and unfounded.
For the record, I am not a lefty, not part of any gay lobby, nor do I care to march in some rally. I simply feel we should all have the same rights, the same chances and the same freedoms. Because of an alternative lifestyle other than my own, which does not hurt anyone, doesn't constitute any open freedom for ridicule.