Almost half of all LGBT young people are still bullied at school, new report finds
Half of all young LGBT students have faced bullying at school, a new report has found.
Stonewall’s School Report 2017, which surveyed over 3,000 LGBT students aged 11-19, found that the number of students bullied because of their sexual orientation has fallen by almost a third.
Despite this, the study, conducted between November 2016 and February 2017, also found that most students have experienced anti-LGBT bullying.
Around half (52%) of all LGBT young people have heard homophobic language “frequently” or “often” at school, while almost half (46%) said they’ve heard transphobic language.
Less than a third of bullied LGBT students (29%) said that teachers intervened when they were present during the bullying and two in five pupils (40%) revealed they were never taught anything about LGBT issues at school.
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