Schools should be a safe haven from discrimination
Bullying is disrupting the education of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, inflicting problems that last for life
Millions of Thai public school students headed back to class last week, ideally, to a safe and nurturing learning environment. However, the reality for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) students in Thailand is often far from ideal.
School run: Almost a quarter of bullied pupils describe themselves as ‘depressed’.
For many of these youngsters, returning to school means re-entering a world where dealing with the fear of being bullied and of verbal, physical and even sexual abuse, all too often overwhelms their ability to learn, leaving them vulnerable to long-term social problems and health risks.
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