As we now know, what happens in middle and high school doesn’t always stay there. For LGBTQ+ youths, who are at a greater risk for bullying than their straight counterparts, the long-term effects of those physical and verbal attacks can be particularly profound.
Read this study from the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth and Families at the University of Arizona and explore how school bullying impacts LGBTQ+ youths well into adulthood.
Muraco, J. A. & Russell, S.T. (2011). How school bullying impacts lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young adults. Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families ResearchLink, 4(1), 1-4. https://mcclellandinstitute.arizona.edu/sites/mcclellandinstitute.arizona.edu/files/ResearchLink_Vol.%204%20No.%201_Bullying.pdf