Tag: suicides

Knowing the stats, finding help

Despite the perception, suicide rate is usually down during the holidays. But the statistics are still alarming One of the biggest myths about suicide apparently is that people are more likely to kill themselves during the...

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Dan Savage to appear at UNT in February 2012

The North Texas Daily posted today that the University of North Texas will bring in Dan Savage as the as the keynote speaker for the 12th Annual Equity and Diversity Conference. The one-day conference is set for Feb. 7 at the...

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Cubs to make ‘It Gets Better’ video

Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have agreed to make a video for an anti-suicide campaign geared toward gay youth. The Cubs announced Friday that they’ll make a video for the “It Gets Better”...

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Equality Texas action alert on anti-bullying bill

Equality Texas has issued an action alert calling on people to contact their representatives and urge them to vote in favor of HB 1942, an anti-bullying bill by State Rep. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington. The bill has been placed on...

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Your daily dose of Joel Burns

Ever since his “It Gets Better” speech, it seems not a day (or even an hour) goes by that we don’t hear something new about openly gay Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns. Today’s news comes from...

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Annise Parker tells youth, ‘It Gets Better’

Annise Parker Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s staff has been encouraging her to do an “It Gets Better” video. She took the opportunity to do so during a presentation at the Houston Holocaust Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The museum...

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Does NOM share blame for gay teen suicides?

NOTE FROM JOHN: Please welcome Gabriel Arana, a new contributor to AMERICAblog and AMERICAblog Gay. Gabriel is the assistant web editor at The American Prospect and writes about gay-rights issues, immigration,...

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