July 23, 2019
The suicide rates affecting us as members of the LGBTQI community are very alarming. Today, Bertus and Emmanuel discuss the reasons for these rates, analyze the possible solutions, and open up about their very own dark times and the times they considered to become part of these statistics.
Nowadays, transgender people are the most vulnerable and more likely to commit suicide, due mostly to bullying and social rejection. The gay men come second followed by lesbians and queer-identified individuals.
Today we also read the last post of Avinshu Patel, an Indian queer young man that ended up his life due to the constant bullying he was a victim of in Mumbai.
All of this added to our tribute to Eugene Lee Yang, our "queero" of the week, some questions from our listeners, and a couple of short coming-out stories.
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