Study Finds Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Youth More Often Singled out for Punishment

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Rainbow triangleThe January 2011 issue of Pediatrics has reported that gay, lesbian and bisexual adolescents are almost forty percent more likely to receive punishment at the hands of school authorizes, police and the courts, than their heterosexual counterparts. The study conducted at Yale university, found those youth who identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual actually engaged in less violent crimes than their heterosexual classmates, but punishments such as school expulsion, arrests, juvenile convictions and police stops were more frequent if the youth was lesbian, gay or bisexual.