As the dead from Saturday night’s shooting attack in Tel Aviv are buried and mourned:
In the aftermath, representatives of the gay community have met with Social Affairs Ministry officials and presented them with daunting information: According to their data, 80% of gay teens have been subject to verbal abuse due to their sexual orientation and about half of them have suffered some sort of physical and/or sexual abuse.
About one third of all teen suicides in the world are committed because of sexual orientation. Also, the age at which teens are “coming out” has drastically dropped over the past few years, from an average of 16 in the early 2000s, to 13 today.
ack, I want to write more but I can’t find the words.