They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. - Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol - US artist (1928 - 1987)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Ok, I read this the other day. My immediate response was . . . . Duh. Go figure.

Science Briefing • January 3, 2009

Home life key to health of gay youths, study says

Young gay people whose parents responded negatively when they revealed their sexual orientation were more than eight times as likely to attempt suicide, nearly six times as vulnerable to severe depression and more than three times at likely to use drugs as those whose families accepted the news, according to a study released Monday.

Researchers at San Francisco State University also found that being forbidden to associate with gay peers was as damaging to youths as being beaten or verbally abused by their parents.

Their report, published in this month's issue of Pediatrics, is the first to establish a link between health problems in gay youths and their home environments.

Please remember, the whole point of being gay . . . well, is to be GAY! Ha! Smile, be who you are and do not allow anyone to tell you that you can't.

A good friend of mine is considering lap-band surgery. They believe life is passing them by. Life does move pretty quickly, if you don't stop, look and listen . . . it just might be gone. So, stop, look and listen.


Diederick said...

TRUE, though the vision of what being gay should be differs quite a lot.

Laurie said...

I think everybody knows how I
would be if my child told me they
were gay... I'd SQUISH them in one
big hug and love them just as much
as I did before :)


Anonymous said...

While it may be a "DUH!" moment for many of us, let's hope that reports like this go mainstream so that those who are the "culprits" realize what they are only hurting their children/siblings. Thanks for sharing and getting the word spread.