October 11, 2010 12:26 PM

Commentary: Gay bashing's deadly side

It is hard to believe that in this century, and in this highly developed country, a rash of suicides has spread among adolescents who are relentlessly harassed for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Several young people have had to die to bring to the national spotlight the devastating emotional and social consequences of gay-bashing that goes on not only in schools but also in colleges, and now in the cyber world. It's as if the Taliban were in charge of our society's rules.

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