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August 8, 2011

WV Bully-Free in Charleston Gazette: “W.Va. campaign targets anti-gay bullying”

Fairness WV’s program director, Bradley Milam, was recently interviewed for a Charleston Gazette article on WV Bully-Free!

The article, dated August 7, 2011, outlined WV Bully-Free’s efforts to educate the public and policymakers about more effective anti-bullying policies. “It is a campaign that will show the public as well as policymakers that we need to have a much more effective policy here,” Bradley said.

It cited data from GLSEN’s 2009 National School Climate Survey, which showed that nearly nine in 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students had experienced harassment at school within the previous year, and about two-thirds felt unsafe because of their sexual orientation.

The article also highlighted stories from WV Bully-Free’s video project from former WV high school students who experienced bullying and harassment because of their sexual orientation.

Read the Gazette article here.

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