Lasting Impact

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.

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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.

How School Bullying Impacts Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Young Adults


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.

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