A longitudinal study of predictors of suicide attempts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Research has found that attempted suicide rates and suicidal ideation among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc. (lgbt) youth is significantly higher than among the general population. Moreover, suicide rates among older lgbt youth are also higher than rates among heterosexual teens. The research, published in early 2019, comes on the heels of a 2018 review study that found lgbt teenagers overall are three times as likely to attempt suicide as their heterosexual peers. lgb youth are at greater risk for depression, suicide, substance use, and sexual behaviors that can place them at increased risk for hiv and other sexually transmitted diseases (stds). 3 nearly one-third (29) of lgb youth had attempted suicide at least once in the prior year compared to 6 of heterosexual youth. 3 in 2014, young gay and bisexual men accounted for 8 out of 10 hiv diagnoses. Gay suicide risk factors often center around rejection and violence. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (lgbtq) youth are frequently bullied, harassed and rejected and this may partly explain their abnormally high suicide rate. Being rejected by family is a major risk factor in gay suicide. The reason talking about homosexual suicide is so critical is because of the gay suicide rates and suicide attempt rates.