Gay bashing

verbal or physical abuse/bullying against people perceived to be LGBT

Gay bashing and gay bullying is when someone attacks a person or group of people because they are gay or lesbian or bisexual or transgender.[1]

Studies show that bullying happens to people who are gay or lesbian more often than to others in general. As teenagers, gay young men are more likely to be bullied than lesbians. [2]

Hate crime


Gay bullying can become a type of hate crime or hate speech.



Newspaper headlines about bullying
  1. Lussenhop, Jessica. "Schools Ignore Gay Bullying at Their Own Peril," Archived 2013-05-19 at the Wayback Machine Village Voice, May 30 2012; retrieved 2013-2-19.
  2. "For Most Bullied Gay Kids, Things Do 'Get Better,' Study Finds" at, February 4, 2013; retrieved 2013-2-20.

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