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After Gay Teen's Suicide, Tissue Donation Rejected Due to FDA Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
Some of a dead gay teen's organs were not accepted for donation, thanks to a longstanding policy by the Food and Drug Administration barring certain tissue donations from men who have sex with men.

Study: Religion No Go-To for LGBs; Suicide Risks Increase

By Sasha Razumikhin | Saturday Jul 19, 2014
Put simply, god isn't helping LGB people deal with their issues. At least that's what the results of a new study from the Williams Institute says.

Gay Teen Suicide More Likely After Religious Counseling

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
A new study shows that gay youth who are counseled by a religious leader were more likely to attempt suicide than those who sought no treatment at all.

Atlanta Man Jumps to His Death After Partner Dies

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 5, 2014
A man from Atlanta jumped to his death Monday after his long-term partner died in their home.

Settlement Reached in Boy’s Suicide After Bullying

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
The mother of a Central California teenager who committed suicide after years of anti-gay bullying has reached a $750,000 settlement with her son’s school district.

Broadway Battles Bullying in Support of Michael Morones

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
On April 14, New York City’s stage performers came together at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to donate their time and talent to Broadway Battles Bullying, a one-night only benefit concert for the new Michael Morones Foundation.

New SAMSHA Guide Helps Support LGBT Kids

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Mar 9, 2014
In its continuing effort to foster the well-being of LGBT kids, the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at SF State University has developed "Helping Families to Support their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children."

Rick Warren Acts on Mental Health in Son’s Death

By Gillian Flaccus | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
A year after his son’s suicide, popular evangelical pastor Rick Warren is taking on a new mental health ministry inspired by his personal tragedy.

Fun. Raises Funds for LGBT Youth at Detroit’s Ruth Ellis Center

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
The Grammy award-winning band fun. launched a campaign to raise $250,000 to build a community health center for the Ruth Ellis Center, which provides housing, meals, clothing and medical services for LGBT youth in need in Detroit.

11-Year-Old Bullied For Being A Brony Fights for Life After Suicide Attempt

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
An 11-year-old boy is fighting for his life after attempting suicide when kids called him gay for being a Brony.