Originally Posted by Gennee
Rick, a lot of those in the education system do little or nothing to combat this. many of them are homophobic. It's even worse for transgender people.
It's horrible for many gay and lesbian kids out there, but I can't even imagine what transgender kids must go through.
I think childhood should be a time of wonder and excitement for children as they discover the world around them with anticipation for a happy life ahead.
But because of bullying, child abuse and neglect, strict fundamentalist religious upbringing, or a dysfunctional family life, childhood is way too often a time of fear, depression, self-hate and pessimism about the world.
These latest suicides are absolutely heartbreaking especially when I imagine the living hell that these poor youngsters must have gone through.
Our society has got to start paying closer attention to this very serious problem and do something to stop it.