LGBT Suicide: Where the Conflict Really Lies
In Chapter 1 of his excellent book, Making Gay Okay, How Rationalizing Homosexuality Is Changing Everything (Ignatius Press, 2014), Robert Reilly cites the following quote from gay rights advocates Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen: "In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to adopt the role of protector." This has been an extremely effective strategy. But the victim status is not what some might assume it to be.
Perhaps because HIV is no longer synonymous with a short-term death sentence, LGBT suicide, particularly among teenagers, seems to have replaced AIDS as the chief marker of homosexuals as victims. This is...
Mike Mitchell holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and religion and is the author of The Life Underneath, A Story of Murder, Love and Real Life. See more from Mike at www.mutepoet.com.This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #51, Winter 2019 Copyright © 2021 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo51/sexual-dissonance