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Study: Ohio Schools Have Major Gay Bias

Study: Ohio Schools Have Major Gay Bias

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A new study from the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network reports that one in four Ohio LGBT students have been physically assaulted because of their minority status -- higher than the national average of 18.8%.

GLSEN's results come from a 2009 study, which found a quarter of LGBT Ohio students report being punched, kicked, or hit with a weapon. The study "also found 61% said they were 'cyber-bullied,' while 57% had property taken, stolen, or damaged because of sexual or gender orientation," according to an Ohio television news report.There were two recent high-profile attacks on Ohio students; one a 15-year-old gay male, the second a high school freshman who suffered a concussion after being attacked because he has a lesbian sister.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.