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Combating Homophobia for GLBT Teens

In addition to all the other hassles of high school, GLBT teens often have to worry about staying safe in a world where homophobia and transphobia exist.
  1. Contributors to Homophobia (8)
  2. Homophobia in Your Life (10)
  3. Tips for Fighting Homophobia (10)
  4. Victims of Homophobia (4)

Studies Confirm Gay Kids Bullied More Than Straight Peers
Studies confirm what a lot of teens know: there is significant anti-gay bullying across America.

Ignorant Comments Made to Gay Guys & Lesbians
Gay guys and lesbians have to hear their fair share of ignorant comments. Here are some of the most annoying.

Annoying & Ignorant Comments Made to GLBT Individuals
As any member or a minority group can tell you, being outside the mainstream means you are likely to encounter a lot of annoying and ignorant comments. For gay and lesbian teens this can result in assumptions made by people who may or may not realize how homophobic their comments actually are.

Homeless GLBT Youth
Up 40% of homeless teens are GLBT. This is a direct result of homophobia at home. Luckily, awareness of this issue is growing, and services designed to help GLBT teens who are homeless or at risk of homelessness are increasing.

What Does It Mean to Be an "Ex-Gay?"
The ex-gay movement says people can change their sexual orientation. This is not possible and claiming it is promotes anti-gay feelings and hostilities.

"No Homo "
Why would someone use the offensive phrase, "No Homo?"

How Homophobia Hurts Everyone
Homophobia doesn't just hurt the gay community. In fact there are many ways it can hurt people both gay and straight.

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, & Creating a Life Worth Living
"It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living," is a book by sex advice columnist, Dan Savage and his DJ husband, Terry Miller. The book grew out of the couple's You Tube project, which was designed to encourage GLBT teens to remember that while they might be enduring serious challenges in high school,...

Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History
Bullied is a film that looks at an important court case won by a gay teen whose schools ignored the bulling he suffered.

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