Year: 1982 Source: New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1982. p.107-123 SIEC No: 19870937

Discusses the relationship between homosexuality & suicidal tendencies among blacks & whites. Various studies are cited & case histories are used to illustrate that separation anxiety produced by maternal rejection & abandonment is a common factor for both black & white homosexuals who are suicidal. Suicide is an attempt to master the anxiety & rage of such rejection. (8 refs.) (LH)