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More than half of LGBT students have felt unsafe at school

More than half of LGBT students have felt unsafe at school

The students of Beethoven Elementary School in Mar Vista faced an arch of purple balloons as they rallied against bullying. The event, held Thursday by the Los Angeles Unified School District, was part of GLAAD's Spirit Day, an annual event to show lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students that they have support from their schools and communities. 

GLAAD puts on Spirit Day events every October because it’s Bullying Prevention Month in the U.S., and one population that faces high rates of bullying and victimizations is LGBT students.

Across the country, more than half of LGBT students have felt...

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