SURVEY: Gay Men More Likely To Attempt Suicide In Scotland

A new survey finds that gay men in Scotland “are nearly eight times more likely to have attempted suicide in the last year and four times more likely to have taken drugs. Three percent of gay men and 7 percent of bisexual men have attempted to take their own life in last year — compared to 0.4 percent of the general population — while 44 percent gay men had taken drugs in the last year, compared to 11 percent of the general population. Gays and lesbians can serve openly in the armed forces in Scotland, adopt children, and enter into civil partnerships, although same-sex marriages are not recognized.