LGBT Students In Scotland Driven Out Of School By Homophobic And Transphobic Bullies

Published: September 20, 2012

Nearly 70% of all LGBT youths in Scotland have experienced homophobic bullying and are being driven out of schools, colleges and universities as a result.

The shocking statistics were revealed in a report written by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Youth Scotland charity, who said the issue is a "worrying situation".

The survey revealed 14.3% of all young LGBT people have left education as a result of homophobic bullying, which rises to 42.3% for those targeted by transphobic bullying.

Nearly 70% of the respondents have experienced homophobic or biphobic bullying in school, while 25% have experienced it in college and 14% in university.

The publication reported a transgender young person stating they were "dealing with the outcome of being bullied almost to suicide by a lecturer and driven out of university".

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