Study: Bullying Of LGB Teens Declines With Age.

USA Today (2/4, Healy) reports that although “high school students who identify as lesbian, gay and bisexual tend to face higher rates of bullying in school than their heterosexual peers,” research published in Pediatrics “suggests that things get better for these young people, with harassment declining as they get older and leave school.”

The AP (2/3) reports, “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.” Researchers found that “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.” Reuters(2/4) and MedPage Today (2/4, Petrochko) also cover the story.

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— “As bullying decreases, some stress eases for gay teens, “Michelle Healy, USA Today, February 4, 2013.

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