The seven-year study involved more than 4,000 teens in England who were questioned yearly through 2010, until they were 19 and 20 years old. At the start, just over half of the 187 gay, lesbian and bisexual teens said they had been bullied; by 2010 that dropped to 9 percent of gay and bisexual boys and 6 percent of lesbian and bisexual girls.
The researchers said the same results likely would be found in the United States.
via Gay Teen Bullying Study In England Finds It Does Get Better. AP story via Huffington Post Gay Voices.
The It Gets Better Project is one of the greatest initiatives launched in recent memory. It’s such a genius idea. I think most of what Dan Savage does is genius, truth be told.
Hollyoaks, the UK soap, is in the midst of a long-term bullying story arc. Grittier and more real than anything we see on TV in the US. I’ve linked to the Channel 4 website, but you can’t view it in the US unless you’re sneaky!