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Study: Ohio Schools Have Major Gay Bias

Study: Ohio Schools Have Major Gay Bias


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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