Gay-Straight Alliance

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hearing derogatory labels or phrases such as “faggot” or “that’s so gay,” being sworn at, and being told one is going to hell for being LGBTQ” (Higa et all, p.677), as for physical harassment this was described as “experiencing, hearing about or witnessing physical harassment such as being pushed, bullied, beaten up, or having food thrown at them when they were identified as LGBTQ” (Higa et all, p.677). However, despite the negative experiences and adversity the youth faced at school, there were positive factors that were identified such as “having visible LGBTQ persons in school such as teachers or other students . . . [which] helped with promoting a supportive school climate for youth” (Higa et al, p.677). Having a Gay-Straight Alliance was

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