The Independent (On Sunday) continue their embarrassingly bad gay coverage.
The survey cited was unscientific, self-selecting and asked leading questions.
Asking someone if they have ever thought about suicide is meaningless - who hasn't? - particularly when no comparison is given to young straight people. *
The survey was conducted by Youth Chances and the charity Metro.
Maybe they have a vested interest in exaggerating the problem as they are currently seeking more lottery funding?
The headline says it all; 'Mental health crisis looms for gay teenagers'
Sounds like a funding application to Fagburn.
Our homophobic culture certainly ruins - and sometimes ends - lives, but nonsense like this does nothing to help.
Still, I bet the usual gay hysterics will be jacking off over this junk science.
* Update: The Independent wrote last year about a "survey" that claimed a third of all young people have "contemplated suicide" - roughly the same as above, allowing for the usual "statistical margin of error" - and again without questioning the figures.
But why print a story if it's not a scare story?