LGBT youth feel bullied, unsafe in gym class

High school gymnasiumBY CAVAN SIECZKOWSKI
Huffington Post Gay Voices

When it comes to bullying, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students are prime targets in gym class. Recent research conducted by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) revealed that a majority of LGBT youth are bullied in gym classes across the nation and that many feel unsafe or uncomfortable in the athletic environments.

GLSEN analyzed the responses of more than 8,584 students between the ages of 13 and 20 in high schools and middle schools across the country. The research, which found “critical gaps in safety and support,” revealed that LGBT youth not only feel unsafe, but that they’re also underrepresented on athletic teams and aren’t fully backed by school staff and policies.

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