June 9, 2016 7:17 pm -


The Belgian man wants to be euthanized.

What makes this report particularly shocking is that Belgian doctors may even sign off on it.

The 39-year-old man, whom the BBC refers to pseudonymously as “Sébastien,” grew up in a Catholic family and lived with a mother who had long suffered from dementia. At the age of 15 he realized that he was attracted to men and he’s been fighting with the shame of being a homosexual for the past 24 years, which have also included 17 years of psychological therapy and treatments.

The BBC says that “Sébastien’s request for euthanasia has been accepted initially” but adds that he “now faces further assessments to determine whether his case fits within the law.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.