Queers and mental health

How often have we heard the claim that the high suicide rate in the queer community is disproportionately higher than society at large, and that the suicide rate is a result of bullying, discrimination and other non-affirming actions and attitudes? Until recently that seemed like a remotely plausible correlation to me.

But then I got to thinking about it…

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Interesting stuff 2018-08-27

Well clearly this has been a full summer for me, as my blogging has completely fallen by the wayside. I have reason to believe that this Fall I will be able to chip out small chunks of time to get this habit back up and running. I hope so; it’s one of my tools for maintaining sanity.

So here’s some interesting stuff I came across, starting with some Mormon missionaries beating the living tar out of a mugger!

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The Supreme Court of Canada strikes (out) again

Two legal decisions were made at two supreme courts in two separate countries in recent weeks that will surely go down in legal history for a number of reasons, not least of which is the stunning parallels and differences between them. Both of the cases involved a dispute between the LGBTQ+ community and a privately owned religious business. Both of the cases resulted in a 7-2 decision.

And yet both of the cases resulted in completely divergent conclusions. In America freedom of conscience prevailed, and in Canada freedom of conscience was sacrificed.

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Interesting stuff – 2018-06-07

For recent subscribers to this blog, it isn’t normally “all Denise, all the time” as it has been lately. I primarily write about other stuff that strikes my fancy. With Denise’s significant improvements of late, the updates should be less frequent, but I’ll continue to cover the highlights.

But for now, here are a few things that seemed interesting to me in the past while (unrelated to Denise)…

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