Abstract In this study, we document life stories of gay men who attempted suicide as adults. Our goal is to expand the collection of narratives used to understand this persistent health inequity. We interviewed seven adult gay men, each of whom had attempted suicide two to four times, and identified five narratives. Pride narratives resist any connection between sexuality and suicide. Trauma-and-stress narratives enable coping through acknowledgment of sexual stigma as a fundamental trauma and cause of subsequent stress and suicidal thoughts.
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Further research is currently being done to explain the prevalence of suicide among LGBT youths. An international study found that suicidal LGBT showed important differences with suicidal heterosexuals, in a matched-pairs study. The National LGBTQ task force conducted a survey to discern these trends among the black transgender non-conforming community in with the overall transgender community. Also, the report revealed that the black transgender or gender non-conforming community reported The researchers took advantage of the gradual manner in which same-sex marriage was established in the United States expanding from 1 state in to all 50 states in to compare the rate of attempted suicide among children in each state over the time period studied.