Nobody should go through what I did

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We hear from thousands of young people who are being bullied just because of the way they were born. In fact, our research shows that more than half of gay young people are bullied in our schools every day – with two in five attempting or considering suicide as a direct result.

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Almost all
 (99%) gay young people hear the phrases ‘that’s so gay’ or ‘you’re so gay’ in school and 96% hear homophobic language such as ‘poof’ or ‘lezza’. So it’s no wonder that 40% of those being bullied are harming themselves because of it.

Three in five bullied gay pupils say that teachers never intervene – even if they see the bullying taking place.

  • That’s why Stonewall is working with hundreds of schools across Britain to tackle this huge problem. Your donation will help us continue this vital work.

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Our research, free resources and guidance help students and teachers challenge homophobic bullying and our School Champions programme provides tailored support and guidance to primary and secondary schools.

  • Click here to read our latest research into homophobic bullying in schools – The School Report 2012
  • Click here to order free resources to send to your local school
  • Click here to find out more about our School Champions programme

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