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Maryland high schools unsafe for LGBT students, study says
Maryland high schools unsafe for LGBT students, study says

High school students in Maryland who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender constantly hear derogatory remarks and are often verbally, physically and sexually harassed and assaulted by their classmates. Fewer than half report the abuse. Those were the key findings of a survey of LGBT secondary students in the state conducted in 2013 and released Thursday by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN. The "state snapshot" is part of the organization's annual, nationwide assessment of how LGBT students are faring in school environments, which was also released this week. Beyond peer harassment, the Maryland study found many LGBT students in...

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