Bullying of LGBT youth has been shown to be a contributing factor in many suicides, even if not all of the attacks have been specifically regarding sexuality or gender. My interview with him follows. Please upgrade your browser. Academic fields and discourse Queer studies Lesbian feminism Queer theory Transfeminism Lavender linguistics. Being gay doesn't make you suicidal. Gay Teen Suicides on the Rise. The black transgender and gender non-conforming community has been found to face discrimination to a higher degree than the rest of the transgender community, which is due to the intersection of racism and transphobia.
A school environment where bullying isn't tolerated. The National LGBTQ task force conducted a survey to discern these trends among the black transgender non-conforming community in with the overall transgender community. I think each and every one of us needs to look inside of ourselves and examine those values for both the good and the harm they're doing.