Religion And Depression in Gay Black Men

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Editor’s Note: Antoine Craigwell is working on a major study of the causes and effects of depression in gay, black men. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews and research.  

“I am who God made me to be and I don’t have to apologize!”

Religion as a contributing factor to depression in Black gay men

In February this year, when D’Andre turned 41, he says, “I was lonely and I was angry about being alone and I decided that if my life didn’t improve by the time my next birthday rolled around, I am going to commit suicide.” It was to end being alone and feelings of loneliness that he would find some way to end his life, most likely, drive his car at a high speed and crash it into a wall, intending not to survive.