January 29, 2010
>New Study Corroborates GLSEN’s Research, Finds LGB Youth Bullied 2 to 3 Times More Than Heterosexual Youth
>GLSEN’s longstanding research has shown for nearly 10 years that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) students face pervasive bullying and harassment in school. Nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT youth experience harassment at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation, according to GLSEN’s 2007 National School Climate Survey.
As we prepare to release findings from the 2009 National School Climate Survey later this year, a new study conducted by doctors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital corroborates what GLSEN has found for years.
For more of GLSEN’s groundbreaking research, including reports on the experiences of transgender students in school and LGBT students of color in school, visit the research section on our website, www.glsen.org/research.