Vast Majority of Gay Queensland Students bullied, says study

Four-fifths of Queensland students who identified as gay reported being bullied at some point during their schooling.

A recent report by academics at the University of New England has found that Queensland has the worst record on homophobic bullying at school of any state in the nation.

Some teachers have been even blamed for the bullying, some for tacitly tolerating homophobic bullying, and others even engaging in name-calling and other abuse themselves. According to the report, other teachers say they want to do more but are unsure what will be effective, complaining of ignorance about the proper response to prejudice at school.

4ZZZ reporter Andrew Messenger spoke to Donna Goddard, President of the Queensland Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, who presented the report to the State Department of Education. In an interview broadcast on the 21st of February, she gave us her thoughts on the appropriate response to this serious problem.

You can read a brief summary of the report at the following link:

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