Research by LGBT Youth Scotland and the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign highlight the negative attitudes towards LGBT young people in Scottish schools, reports the BBC.

A survey of teachers and young people of all sexualities found that 64% of (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) LGBT respondents reported being bullied because of their gender identity or sexual orientation – and 90% experienced homophobia, biphobia or transphobia at school. In addition, 27% of LGBT respondents reported they had attempted suicide at least once as a result of bullying and 95% believed that being bullied has had a lasting negative impact on them.

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