The article provides some good historical context to how our state has made things more welcoming for gay teens, but it fails to recognize many of the remaining challenges.
The article emphasizes the high suicide rates in the late eighties and implies that the discussion on gay marriage has made a positive impact to curb those numbers. But statistics from Massachusetts in 2005 reveal suicide rates among gay teens were even higher than the statistics from 1989 that were quoted in the article.
If they had been able to interview the Contradas for this article it would have created an interesting contrast.
Congrats to Trevor! A full page spread - ZEXY!
Congrats to BAGLY for the well deserved positive press.
See Also: Tolerance The Golden Rule with Gay Children: You may not be overjoyed, but they're still your kids (Chicago Sun Times)