We’re Done Accepting Excuses – A Manifesto

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Senior Editor Toby Gracecommentary.

It seems as if we are experiencing a sudden wave of suicides among gay teens. We are not. As Kate Barnhart, director of New York’s outreach program, New Alternatives for Homeless LGBT Youth said recently, “gay kids kill themselves every day of the week but no one paid attention before.” The dramatic elements in the recent case of Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi has suddenly focused media attention on something that has been going on for a long time.