Dead Boys Can't Dance: Sexual Orientation, Masculinity, and Suicide

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Mar 10, 2004 - Psychology - 127 pages
Dead Boys Can't Dance is a ground-breaking exploration of the double taboos of homosexuality and suicide and their effect on males from fourteen to twenty-five. North American society has been reluctant to recognize that there is a link between the social stigmatization of homosexuality and the high level of suicide attempts by adolescent boys who are homosexual or are identified as homosexual by their peers. By examining first-person accounts from teenage boys and young men, Michel Dorais and Simon Lajeunesse shed light on why some of them attempt to take their own lives.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Social Factors and Suicide
15
The Young Men Studied
27
Two Profiles Four Scenarios
33
Life Situations
50
Isolation Shame and Stigmatization
74
Resiliency Factors
83
Recommendations for Suicide Prevention
90
Challenging Homophobia
106
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