Homophobic bullying epidemic in schools

Smith, Richard
August 2007
Gay Times (09506101);Aug2007, Issue 347, p92
The article reports on the prevalence of homophobic bullying in secondary schools based on the results of a survey of lesbian and gay students in Great Britain. The survey indicated that 65% of the respondents have become victims of anti-gay bullying while 40% have been attacked physically. Report authors Ruth Hunt and Johan Jensen concluded that homophobic bullying is almost an epidemic in schools. About 70% of victims admitted that bullying had detrimental effect on their schoolwork.


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