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Danville Express

Perspective - November 28, 2008

Guest opinion: Gay Straight Alliances fight discrimination at schools

by Lauren Gareau

As members of the LGBTQQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, and Intrasex) "come out" at younger ages, they face more and harsher discrimination than ever before. Many are even realizing and admitting their sexuality in high school. In such situations, they face bullying and harassment that has a huge effect on them. According to GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network), only 30 percent of LGBTQQI students who experience high frequencies of physical harassment say they will go on to college.

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