Gay students still victims of bullying

Gay students still victims of bullying

Pittsburgh : PA : USA | Jan 07, 2013 at 9:31 PM PST
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Bullying has been addressed in the Pittsburgh area schools. A lot of the students listened to the program about bullying the Pittsburgh area schools gave. Now most students do not get as much bullying. With the exception of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT student. These students are still being harassed.

But some groups are going to bring it to the attention of the students that it is wrong to bully anyone. So the Persad Center, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network and The parents and friends of lesbuans and gay on January 16, 2013.

There will be a major meeting called safe schools. This will tell students that that are not aware that this group of students are being bullied and tell those in the Pittsburgh School area that it is not acceptable to use their inner anger in bullying lesbians, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.

Executive Director of the Persad Center says about this meeting that, "We want to raise awareness because there is a gap between antibullying efforts and this group of kids.This meeting is just the start of a two year stopping bullying of LGBT youths. In the spring of the year 2012, the Pittsburgh City Councilman Bruce Kraus had a meeting between the homosexual students and the leaders of the schools.

Betty Hill said about this get together said,"The disconnect was so apparent. All of the school people were saying how they had great success in fighting bullying and all of the people from the gay community said how awful things were for school kids."

The January 16 meeting is going to be held at the Lexus Club at PNC park. One of the guests is going to be Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and he is giung to say how they are doing their best and will try their hardest to stop this type of bullying.

At this meeting their willbe other guests such as, from the Trevor Project which is a suicide hotline for young people who are LGBT, the national education network and parents- friends organizations.

New Research tells us research by the education network tells us LGBT try suicide and are successful because they heard bad words about their sexual orientation.

Persad has students in tutoring and support program for those who are 14 years of age and older, the staff hear a lot about how kids were bullied because of their sexual orientation.

Patriciaann41 is based in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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