BY JEN WOO
Gay and bi students in Queensland are reportedly being bullied by teachers, in addition to other students, according to PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). Their sexuality being targeted, PFLAG reports that 70% of these students are bullied, sometimes by teachers. Representatives recently met with Queensland government officials regarding the issue.
In regards to bullying in Queensland, the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) officials have agreed to set guidelines to prevent anti-gay bullying to their websites, in addition to working out ways to ensure teachers do not bully students for any reason. DETE will report back to PFLAG regarding its progress within two months.
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