Either it’s just the cold weather in British Columbia, or lesbian teens are not getting the kind of outreach they need in the province, according to a new study by the McCreary Centre Society that reveals a shocking 38% percent of lesbian teens have attempted suicide. Compare this to the 8.2% of straight girls and 8.8% of gay boys, and you have a visible problem.
We haven’t seen similar data in the United States, but we doubt that the consistently progressive province of BC is the only place with these numbers. The director of the McCreary Centre, a nonprofit organization concerned with youth health issues, says that lesbians suffer because they are “not as readily identified for help,” which we interpret to mean that all the queeny boys are grabbing the attention of advocacy organizations while the less in-your-face lesbians are getting the shaft.
Study: Lesbian Teens More Likely To Attempt Suicide [365 Gay]
McCreary Centre Society [Official Site]