Survey of LGBT Youth Highlights Quality of Life Factors
June 13, 2012
The Human Rights Campaign recently released “Growing Up LGBT in America,” a study of 10,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young people and straight youth ages 13-17. The study is the largest known survey of LGBT youth. A major finding of the study was that LGBT youth are twice as likely as their peers to say they have been physically assaulted, kicked, or shoved at school. More than one-half of LGBT youth (54 percent) say they have been verbally harassed and called names involving anti-gay slurs.
To view the major findings, go to www.hrc.org/youth/view-statistics.
To view the report, go to http://www.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/Growing-Up-LGBT-in-America_Report.pdf.
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