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Hopeless

Dear Editor
I write this letter with a heavy heart after hearing of seven young people who, in the last month, took their own lives because of the bullying and taunting they endured. While these young people did not live in Boulder County, their experiences reflect what many of our own young people must deal with every day in our community. That is inexcusable, and it is our responsibility as a community to ensure that all persons, regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, or gender, are treated with respect and dignity.

Results from the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) showed that, as it has in previous years, disparities are especially pronounced along the line of sexual orientation.

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