Calls from LGBT Youth Groups for Increased Education in Schools

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11/15/2018

New research has shown that more than three-quarters of LGBT+ young people have disclosed that anti-LGBT+ bullying is a major source of anxiety in their lives. The new research from BeLonG To Youth Services shows that 76% of LGBT+ young people find this kind of bullying a predominant source of anxiety. The study also found that for 77% of LGBT+ youth, ‘coming out’ and being identified at school is also a major source of concern. The findings come from research conducted ahead of Stand Up Awareness Week this week – Ireland’s largest LGBT+ anti-bullying campaign in Ireland. Moninne Griffith, executive director of BeLonG To Youth Services, said: “Over the past nine years, we have worked with thousands of students and teachers to combat LGBT+ related bullying. “While many schools have taken proactive steps, there is still a long way to go to create safe, supportive, and inclusive educational environments for LGBT+ youth.

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