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Gay Teens Coming Out Earlier Than Ever

By: Trendopoly - Published: Feb 24, 2007 • References: wbir
With society embracing the mentality that being 'gay is okay', more and more teens are coming out, knowing that they have a full network of support awaiting them.

However, research shows that gay teenagers have higher suicide rates and attempted suicides than their straight peers, and many educators and parents worry about kids committing to a lifestyle while they're still growing up.

With a desire for sense of identity and to stand out from the crowd, some kids may be committing to an adult lifestyle choice without realizing the implications for their futures.