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March 2, 2017

"Never a rose without a thorn."


Still, even as we celebrate the scale and speed of this change, the rates of depression, loneliness and substance abuse in the gay community remain stuck in the same place they’ve been for decades.
Gay people are now, depending on the study, between 2 and 10 times more likely than straight people to commit suicide. We’re twice as likely to have a major depressive episode. And just like the last epidemic we lived through, the trauma appears to be concentrated among men. In a survey of gay men who recently arrived in New York City, three-quarters suffered from anxiety or depression, abused drugs or alcohol or were having risky sex—or some combination of the three. Despite all the talk of our “chosen families,” gay men have fewer close friends than straight people or gay women. The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness - The Huffington Post

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 2, 2017 6:23 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Narcissus fell in love with his own image, and wasted away and died.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at March 2, 2017 8:24 PM


When you peel back the media induced mask the ugly underbelly is revealed with the built-in self destruct programming.

Born a warrior, raised as a child, pretends to be a woman, and careens into the gutter - the lifecycle of defective DNA.

Genetic blends
with uncertain ends
on a fortune hunt that's far too fleet

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 2, 2017 8:30 PM

It may be because deep down they know that something is "wrong" with them. Not bad, evil, cursed or immoral, but genetically wrong. There's something wrong with me because I cannot stand to be around other people for more than a few minutes. I can smarm and charm and pretend that things are swell, but inside I'm screaming to escape. I'm very fortunate that I can work completely alone and have turned down several promotions that would have forced me to swim in the human swamp. I've missed out on nearly everything in life because of this. I used to be horribly depressed, but in the last few years, all of that has somehow vanished. I'm as content as I have ever been and I don't really know the reason. I am finally at peace with the world.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at March 2, 2017 9:44 PM

@Mumblix, you're message could have been written by me, except for the depression part. I can barely tolerate anyone and have been this way for at least 30 years. Even my best friend, I can only be around him for a couple hours and I'm looking for the exit sign. I just prefer to be alone. So I live out here in the sticks, self employed, always.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 3, 2017 4:18 AM

The life expectancy of homosexuals is about 20 years shorter than the life expectancy of heterosexuals. It's not a healthy lifestyle.

Posted by: Ray at March 3, 2017 9:06 AM

It's what happens when you come out and STILL nobody wants to talk to you.

Posted by: ed in texas at March 3, 2017 2:33 PM

Are all those that come out exhibitionists, or is it just the exhibitionists that make the news and blogs?

Posted by: BillH at March 4, 2017 8:30 AM

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