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LGBT Students More Likely To Be Suicidal And Harassed

Michelle McConnaughey from The Daily Iowan reports:

According to the first-ever College Climate Survey given to volunteers, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students are 25 percent more likely to have thoughts of suicide, and 44 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students said they have been harassed.

“I think it’s disturbing what some of the results from the survey were,” said Joshua Merritt, a University of Iowa senior and outreach coordinator.

Members said harassment may be the reason an estimated four in 10 gay students haven’t told anyone about their sexual orientation yet.

Read the full report via THE DAILY IOWAN

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