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 Post subject: Gay Teens more likely to be expelled, arrested, convicted
PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:12 am 
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than their straight peers.

Notably, teens who identified themselves as lesbian or gay or who experienced feelings of same-sex attraction were less likely to engage in violence than their peers. However, they were far more likely to be expelled from school, stopped by police, arrested or convicted of a crime.

Girls who labeled themselves as lesbian or bisexual appeared to be at highest risk for punishment, experiencing 50 more police stops and about twice the risk of arrest and conviction as other girls who reported similar levels of misconduct.

I'm not sure that I have much commentary on this, other than that it's both surprising that no one has documented this before and unsurprising that it occurs. I think so much institutionalized hate occurs in ways that are so familiar we don't notice them.

Edit. Link to full article. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/0 ... ref=health

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 Post subject: Re: Gay Teens more likely to be expelled, arrested, convicte
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:50 pm 
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Thanks for posting this. Its disturbing

But on a cold winter night, when the wind whispers through the trees and a bright, white moon hangs heavy in the air, you might hear a sad cry like someone thinking he knows what's best for you, and that'll be the white man a-passin' you by. just mumbles

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