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Surge in teen suicide rate in LGBTQ community

Surge in teen suicide rate in LGBTQ community

Hi P!NK, First let me tell you that I am 40 and your music is queued in my car everyday. Thank you for being so damn different.
The reason I am writing is a serious one. I work for a Web page called" Enough is Enough:the blog page". It's charter is to help bring down the suicide rate of young teens, particularly those in the LGBTQ community. Suicide is the number one killer of teens. Virtually all caused by ignorant homophobic bullies. The summer was very quiet. But the school your is next month and the suicides will happen almost immediately. Last year we had 5 young people die in just over a week. It just can't go on. Our organization is in the middle of a Suicide Hotline campaign to deliver messages of hope. I've come to you because I know that you are a great beacon of hope for many, many young people. I'm asking you to participate in our campaign. It is a single picture of you with some sort of positive msg (ie. you matter or you are not alone or I love you etc.) and then list the Suicide Hotline number 800-273-8255(TALK) and mention our name - Enough is Enough. This would make a tremendous difference in the life of a hopeless teen to see a personal message from their idol. I sincerely hope you can find it in your heart to do this. Respectfully. Lori Grundman

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P!NK I forgot to ask... Can you be holding the sign that says these items. Otherwise the kids will just think we manipulated a stock photo of you. I want there to be no question THAT YOU CARE ABOUT AT-RISK KIDS. Best, Lori Grundman

I'm going to take that as a homophobic remark which is what is wrong with the world today. I am 100% heterosexual and volunteer on the site because of people like you putting pressure on young gay teen members that become so disillusioned in life they feel they have no where else to go but the grave. And we can easily take away the 'gay' moniker and substitute it with 'fat' or 'slow'. I care about ALL teens. You should try it. A little humanity is healthy for the soul. Best, Lori Grundman

given that becoming gay is takinking yourself out of the gene pool... that has inmplications for your opinions [as you really have no interest in another generation ?