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SURVEY: 34 % of Canadian Gay Men Said They Tried To Commit Suicide As A Youth

"About 90 per cent of Canadian gay men said they were bullied in high school, according to a new survey released Monday. It is one of the first waves of surveys to deal exclusively with homophobic bullying in high schools in Canada, although larger national reports have been done on the issue since at least 2003," reports Jenni Dunning. "91 per cent of Canadian men said they were bullied in high school, compared to 77 per cent for U.S. men. Of all these men, 97 per cent who grew up in rural communities were harassed or bullied in high school, the survey found. Also, 34 per cent of Canadian men said they tried to commit suicide as a youth, compared to 31 per cent of U.S. men." READ MORE

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