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Gia Bothne

on 18 December 2012

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San Diego has many organizations that are trying to prevent discrimination against the LGBT community. Discrimination Religion Suicide Equality Start San Diego is and has been one of the most LGBT friendly cities. LGBT stands for; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. However there is still the risk of discrimination, suicide increase, and just overall hatred The religious sometimes interpret their teachings to say that a relationship between two people of the same sex is wrong.
Some religious parents may kick their LGBT children out of the house, and some religious people are motivated to commit violence against LGBT identified people. Teen Suicide LGBT SD BY Gia & Laura Discrimination is a big obstacle that people who identify as LGBT have to face when coming out. We Are Stopping It Religious People Teens who are LGBT are about 4 times more likely to commit suicide than straight people.
Teens usually commit suicide because of bullies, harassment, and/or discrimination.
Suicide is the most common way of death among LGBT teens.
In 2007 about 4,00 people 15-24 committed suicide.

"Being lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender is not a risk factor for suicide," Powers emphasized to HuffPost in a statement. "Actually, it is the social stigma and discrimination that LGBT youth experience that results in feelings and behaviors which are, in turn, associated with suicidal behavior." Citations As San Diegans, we want equality for everyone. The LGBT community may be safe in Hillcrest, but they are not necessarily safe in areas like Pacific Beach or Downtown. This are the websites we got our info from:
-huffingtonpost.com THANK YOU Organizations The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center is the largest and most well known center that serves the LGBT community.They have hotlines, HIV groups and information, coming out advice, etc.
The Trevor Project is an organization that helps prevent LGBT youth from committing suicide. Discrimination is no joke--it's like bullying.

Bullying can lead to depression and even suicide.
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