Year: 1984 Source: Newslink, v.10, no.2, (June 1984), p.2 SIEC No: 19842340

Studies confirm that gays & lesbians are as healthy as heterosexuals, yet they have been linked both clinically & theoretically to suicide. This evidence has not been substantiated, according to the authors. Methodological problems, scarcefunding and personal reluctance to study a stigmatized topicare just some of the barriers that hamper research. Homosexuality has to be seriously explored as a risk factor in suicide.