Scottish LGBT+ students still at risk despite decrease in homophobic and transphobic bullying

LGBT+ students are still at risk according to LGBT+ campaign group Stonewall as homophobic bullying in Scottish schools is only “slightly” down.

 

Statistics shows 52% of young LGBT+ people have reported self-harming with 33% of trans people having attempted suicide.

 

Support for students in Scottish universities has increased however, LGBT+ students have other needs in terms of mental health.

 

LGBT+ officer for Glasgow Caledonian University, Fraser Knight describes these other factors: