Homosexual bullying is common due to the many misconceptions associated with the lifestyle. Homosexuals have been harassed because of their sexual orientation for decades. The lifestyle they choose is something many people either refuse to acknowledge or plainly choose not to accept. The United States is one of the least tolerant when it comes to
Jamey Rodemeyer died on September 18, 2011 after he committed suicide due to the constant bullying that he received as a result of his being gay. He is another young man in a long line of bullying victims. Jamey was well known for his activism against homophobia and for his YouTube videos dedicated to bullying victims.
It Gets Better “For too long, our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a ‘rite of passage’ and by asking students to simply ‘get over it.’ Those attitudes need to change. Every day, students are bullied into silence and are afraid to speak up. Let’s break this silence and end school bullying.” —
Gay bullying is particularly difficult to address because kids are searching for their identity in adolescence. Bullying based on sexual orientation can be particularly damaging. Yet these students get bullied at a higher rate than their heterosexual peers. The types of bullying lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students suffer are varied and some types