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Gay Bullying Explained in NoBullying Articles

Author: Treze Ltd
Published: 14th Jan 2015
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A
Additional References: Sexual Bullying Publications

Summary: NoBullying attempts to explain the factors, causes and cases of Gay Bullying in a series of articles in the spotlight today.


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Whether online, in school or at work, it is safe to assume homosexual persons from all walks of life go through incidents that can be attributed to gay bullying or homosexual bullying. NoBullying attempts to explain the factors, causes and cases of Gay Bullying in a series of articles in the spotlight today.

Gay Bullying can be defined as any form of abuse, harassment or insults targeted towards homosexual persons in any setting because of their sexual orientation or even appearance.

One of the more extreme forms of gay bullying is what is called gay bashing.

This can be defined as a violent physical attack on a person or persons because they are gay or they seem to be gay. Any LGBT person may be a target of such a gay bashing attack. Even some people who are not gay suffer a gay bash attack because the attackers mistakenly think they are gay. Sometimes this could be because of the person's dress or appearance.

Gay Bullying can be violent or more covert than outright attacks.

It is suggested by gay rights activists that parents and caregivers work on eliminating homophobia and intolerance on the minds of children and teens. A serious discussion about tolerance and acceptance can diminish homophobia early on, NoBullying believes.

Gay teens find gay bullying particularly trying at their age.

Teens are at the stage where they are impressionable, exploring and most of all they want to feel accepted and loved. With gay teens, the harassment isn't confined to school hours and premises. Teasing, name calling and physical abuse happens on the bus and online as well.

NoBullying also highlights the prevalence of the term "transphobia" which was coined to parallel the concept of homophobia.

The transphobia definition is "intense dislike, fear of or aggression toward transgender or transsexual people." Some people can feel or act extremely threatened by those who do not follow traditional gender roles in their dress and behavior.

As for adults, NoBullying believes that the community can really gain benefit from creating awareness campaigns about the concept of homophobia, transphobia and gay bullying as hate crimes. It is important to spread awareness about the fact that the definition of a hate crime is a "A criminal offense committed against a person, property, or society that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin."

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying says,

"Gay Bullying has always been there, and might be here to stay if parents, educators and caregivers don't step up to end homophobic bullying in their communities today."

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of neglecting safety online and on the street. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying rates and statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website - but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally - a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.

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• (APA): Treze Ltd . (2015, January 14). Gay Bullying Explained in NoBullying Articles. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved May 27, 2024 from www.sexualdiversity.org/discrimination/bullying/315.php


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