Almost one-in-ten LGBTI Australian young people has had to change schools because of homophobic bullying and more than four-in-ten have thought about harming themselves because of bullying – according to a new report.
The Growing Up Queer report was released today and found a disturbing 16% of young Australians aged 18-27 had tried to commit suicide while 33% had self harmed.
42% had thought about self harm or suicide.
64% reported being verbally abused because of their sexuality while 18% had experienced physical violence.
Another 32% had experienced some other form homophobic violence or harassment.