Regarding the types of harassment the sexual-minority teenagers experience at school, 136, or 61.5%, said “degrading language and bias from students for being a sexual minority”, while another 88, or 39.8%, said “degrading language and bias from teachers for being a sexual minority”. Sixty-five, or 29.4%, of the students said they had been “outed” at school against their wishes. Twelve, or 5.4%, of the students reported being harassed or groped against their will.
Sexual-minority teenagers also feel it is difficult for them to receive help from school counselors. Just 83, or 37.6%, of the students answered “yes” to the question “is there a school counselor you can go to for advice when you have problems at school related to your sexual identity?” 133, or 62%, of the students said “no”. An overwhelming 184, or 83.3%, of them said “no” to the question “is there a doctor you can go to if there is not a teacher?” Just 28, or 12.7%, said there was.
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