NEW YORK — Many gay and bi teens bullied in school find the problem eases considerably in time a new study from England, reported by Health Day News, finds.
Researchers, the report said, found that out of about 4,100 teens ages 13 and 14 surveyed, those who identified as gay or bi were more likely to have reported being called names and physically hurt. About 57 percent of girls and 52 percent of boys who are gay or bi reported such experiences compared to about 40 percent of their straight counterparts, the report said.
Researchers reported in the March issue of Pediatrics magazine, that by ages 19 and 20, lesbian/bi women and gay/bi men reported significantly fewer instances — 6 and 9 percent respectively, the report said.
Lead researcher Joseph Robinson said the findings support the personal testimonies beyond the “It Gets Better” video series.
“We’ve been giving kids a message of hope and this is showing that it’s not a false hope.”
- Bermuda activists rebuke calls to boycott island by Michael K. Lavers | posted on March 20, 2018
- Carson admits to slow-walking trans guidance for homeless shelters by Chris Johnson | posted on March 20, 2018
- John Oliver’s gay bunny book outselling Pence family’s bunny book by Mariah Cooper | posted on March 20, 2018
- Texas newspaper omits same-sex marriage from obituary by Mariah Cooper | posted on March 20, 2018
- Katya returns to drag after hiatus by Mariah Cooper | posted on March 20, 2018