High Risk Essay

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Julia Losert
Professor Locke
English 102/ Section RC

Growing Up LGBT in America: View Statistics http://www.hrc.org/youth/view-statistics#.U1A1nvldV8E
April 17 th, 4.18 pm
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4 in 10 LGBT say the community in where they life are not accepting their lifestyle
26% of youth guy say the biggest issues with which they deal are no accepting fromt their family, bukying and a fear to be out
73% of LGBT say they are more honest about themselves in the Inet as in the real world

Facts: Gay and Lesbian youth in schools
Lambda Legal April 17 th/4.30pm

• 84% personally had been verbally harassed at school (that is, called names or threatened) because of their sexual orientation;  63,5 % have been sexual harassed
39,1% physical harassed and 17% have been assaulted
• 64.3% felt unsafe in their school because of their sexual orientation;

LGBT youth are 7 times more likely than other students to be threatened or injured with a weapon at school.5

Gay youth are 41/2 times more likely than non-gay peers to skip school because they feel unsafe

Nearly one-third of LGBT students drop out of high school to escape the violence, harassment,and isolation they face there — a dropout rate nearly three times the national average;

Gay youth are 4 times as likely than their non-gay counterparts to have attempted suicide.

Fact Sheet: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Issues
From Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
April/May 2001


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