Still a long way to go for gay youth
It’s easier to be a gay adult in Massachusetts than in many other places. But if you’re a kid, being gay in this state is still pretty tough. After too many suicides and years of inaction, we are rightly exercised over bullying. But the harassment that besets heterosexual kids positively plagues gay and lesbian youth. Gay kids are twice as likely to be bullied than other kids, and seven times more likely to attempt suicide.