Anti-discrimination laws don't work in a lot of cases. Teachers don't know how to deal with anti-trans bullying and trying to get a job as a trans person even here in Britain is nigh impossible. It's not outright said it's because you're trans but you can be perfectly qualified for the job, running against three lesser qualified people and still not get the job. Also freedom of speech is curbed in a way that tries to crack down on the intent to incite violence. For example "I hate Bob" and "We should all go kill Bob" are different things. As for suicide, it is caused by many different factors by people who are not in their right mind when committing it. Depression and other mental illnesses. People don't just decide to kill themselves because they think there life is hard they do it because they think they have no future and can not cope with their life. Judging people by the standards of the past is a good way to alienate people because things were a hell of a lot different then. As Emelie says School is a massive influence on us as we grow and form our opinions about society. Not only this but increasingly teachers and school peers are raising children because the parents simply aren't doing it. They aren't teaching their kids about s*x and they aren't talking to them about bullying and so on. They expect the TV to do they raising half the time. And in the US they put up with the Westboro Baptist Church. I'm not suprised they allow Nazi parades to be honest.