Bullying and Harassment among the LGBT Youth
“Gay, Bi, Straight but still human.” They tell you to be yourself and then they judge you. I strongly believe we all should be equal: gay, Bi or straight shouldn’t matter. Bullying the kids that are different from you based on sexual orientation is just wrong. LGBT bullying destroys a person. Bullying a gay kid leads to academic failure, loss of identity and of course violence. Stop making people feel bad for liking things that make them happy. Lesbian, Gay, Bi, transgender kids shouldn’t be bullied. One in five LGBT people skip school because they fear of being bullied. LGBT kids tend to skip school more than straight kids. Why? Because LGBT kids are being severely bullied. They become so intimidated that when it’s time for class they skip. Avoiding the situation and presence of the bully. There are about 282,000 students that are reportedly attacked in high schools throughout the nation each month. Being bullied causes bad grades and even failure in class. Bad grades can do a lot of damage. Gay bullying statistics, teens reported that the number two reason they are bullied is because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender expression. Being bullied can impel to kids to become anti-social, not having any friends. Being a loner distant from everyone else. Forcing an image unto their mind that it’s not ok to be a LGBT kid. This makes them feel like nobody cares about them. Have you ever been invited to a party and knew no-one? Everyone having fun while you just sit and watch? Yeah, well that’s how LGBT kids feel all the time while being harassed and bullied. Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? Verbally harassing a person based on their sexual orientation is Malicious. Calling them all types of nasty names such as, Fairy, fag, queer, Homo, gay, bitch, ECT. Words...
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