Gay Teen Bullying Study In England Finds It Does Get Better

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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!

Oh, Myyyy! George Takei Surprises Teen on Anderson Live.

There’s just nothing about this that I don’t love! Watch the clip.

Anderson Cooper had a special surprise for the New Jersey teen whose impassioned coming out speech at a high school ceremony made him a viral video superstar.

Eighteen-year-old Jacob Rudolph, who identified himself as LGBT while accepting an award for class actor in front of his graduating class, told Cooper that “Star Trek” actor George Takei was his idol.

Fortunately for Rudolph, Takei was waiting backstage. Watch the clip to see what happened!

via Jacob Rudolph, LGBT New Jersey Teen, Meets George Takei On ‘Anderson Live’.