Cat Boyd: TIE campaign’s LGBTI rights mission is a breath of fresh air | Comment | The National

Liam Stevenson and Jordan Daly of the Tie Campaign Photograph: Kirsty Anderson/Herald & TimesCat Boyd: TIE campaign’s LGBTI rights mission is a breath of fresh air NOVEMBER 17TH, 2015 – 12:01 AM CAT BOYD  3 COMMENTSJORDAN Daly is 20 years old, strikingly handsome and instantly likeable, a student who’s unquestionably bright but not remotely staid or posh. He’s also gay. In many Scottish schools, that’s a problem: so much so that Jordan, aged 12, planned to save up his pocket money to buy rope to hang himself. “I planned to kill myself because I hated myself so much”, he now admits matter-of-factly. Telling that story might seem like shock tactics, but Jordan offers it to stress how typical his experience is: 26 per cent of LGBTI school students actually attempt suicide, and many more contemplate it.

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