- "...for each year's delay in bisexual or homosexual
labeling, the odds of suicide attempts are diminished by
- "...suicide attempts were not explained by experiences with
discrimination, violence, loss of friendship, or current
personal attitudes towards homosexuality."
Because GSA clubs promote the early self-labelling of gay teens,
they may actually be doing more harm than good. Neuropsychiatrist
George Rekers of the University of South Carolina has stated his
reservations about promoting early labelling by adolescents:
- "...gender nonconformity and precocious psychosocial
development were predictive of self-harm.
service is done to our children by offering them lifestyle
options before they are properly able to make informed
choices about them."
"Homosexual Advocacy Groups & Your
School," Encino, California: NARTH (2005): 3.