Bullying and Suicide Rates Attributed to Violence against LGBT Youth and Adults The following paper looks at bullying and suicide rates attributed to violence against gay, lesbian or transsexuals in Canada and in the United States. What we shall discover is that, whereas there is now a keen awareness as to the ugliness and pain of sexual orientation harassment and abuse, there is still the empirical fact that it is wide-spread and causing mischief in the lives of young people. While precise data is often hard to come by – no doubt because many abused youth are very reluctant to speak out about their abuse – there is no question that bullying occurs frequently in our society and that this bullying and abuse leads students towards diminished...The end:
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