Never being one to bite my toungue, I e-mailed the reporter and posted the following comment on the comments page:
Studies have shown that young gay males, while accounting for only 3-10% of the population, depending what figure one relies upon, account for more than half of male youth suicide problems. Unfortunately, mainstream suicidologists generally continue to ignore this aspect of the problem. Not surprisingly, much of the motivation by these suicides stems from religiously instilled self-hate and often an all too real fear of rejection by family and/or society. As mentioned in the article, many of these suicides are not reported as such out of deference to families. Despite this death toll, far too many religious leaders continue the anti-gay rhetoric and/or make false promises of "change," thereby increasing the attraction of suicide.
I invite others to post comments or e-mail the reporter at email@example.com to underscore the glaring hole in the reporting to date. The photo posted is of an actual suicde victim. His story can be found here: http://www.youth-suicide.com/gay-bisexual/news/gay-suicide-bruce.htm