Posts Tagged ‘lgbt’

There are encouraging signs that suicide prevention is becoming a higher priority for our nation. And there are signs that a growing grassroots movement has taken hold, which offers hope for preventing this tragic loss of life.

Our challenge is clear: we must reverse the trend and reduce suicide in our country. The opportunity to do so is equally clear: we must develop the necessary knowledge, political will, resources, and programs. Because of you, our friends and supporters, there are SIGNS OF HOPE. Read report here.

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While this letter sounds good in theory, I do believe that actions speak louder than words. LGBT bullycides will continue as long as we are a nation that treats the LGBT community as second-class citizens. What kind of message does the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy send? What about Marriage Equality? Also, WHY doesn’t the White House send letters of condolence to families of military suicides? These are the things that need to change before I put any faith in a canned response from the White House. Show me, Mr. POTUS, don’t just tell me. Read more here.

Read President Obama’s letter here.