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Challenges Of Growing Up Gay

The crowd at a vigil for LGBT Suicide Victims outside the Massachusetts State House on October 5. (Courtesy of Join The Impact MA)

The crowd at a vigil for LGBT Suicide Victims outside the Massachusetts State House on October 5. (Courtesy of Join The Impact MA)

A series of recent suicides by gay kids has us looking at the challenges of growing up gay. Several hundred people attended a candlelight vigil in front of the Massachusetts State House on October 5 — a memorial for the recent spate of suicides.

Young people from Massachusetts describe their experiences growing up in a state where gay-straight organizations at school are often encouraged. But many of them see the larger culture supporting the harassment of gay teens.

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