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Poll: LGBT Students More Prone to Suicide

Poll: LGBT Students More Prone to Suicide


LGBT students are more likely to be suicidal and harassed than their straight peers, says a new report from the Des Moines-based Iowa Pride Network.

Yesterday, the eight-year-old group released the results of their first-ever College Climate Survey, which tracked comfort levels, harassment, and depression for students on college campuses. According to the data collected, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students are 25% more likely to have suicidal thoughts while 44% have experienced some form of harassment while in school.

"I think it's disturbing what some of the results from the survey were," University of Iowa senior and outreach coordinator Joshua Merritt told the Daily Iowan.

The Iowa Pride Network works with LGBT and allied students to fight homophobia and transphobia on campuses.

Read the full story here.

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