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Bullying is a big problem in schools – but it’s especially acute for gay and lesbian teens.
A national survey from 2007 shows that nine out of ten lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered middle and high school students experienced harassment at school in the past year - and more than 80% felt unsafe.
Connecticut already has anti-bullying laws, but they make no mention of this population.
Coming up, we'll talk to students, activists and administrators about improving the school climate for all students, and we’d like you to join the conversation.
Listen below for audio from youth at the "Speak Truth to Power" press conference held at the Legislative Office Building on May 21, 2009.