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BOSTON TEENS IN PRINT JAN/FEB 2011TM“Why can’tyou just benormal?”Bullied for being alesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender, orquestioning teenBy Milanes Morejon // Staff EditorEighteen-year-old Stephen Toyrecalled the day last year afterschool when a buddy of his beltedhim out of the blue.“He legit hit me because I’m gay,” said Toy,who lives in Roslindale.Toy is one of the many lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youthwho have had to endure physical andemotional bullying.The National Crime Prevention Councilreported that six out of 10 American teens witnessbullying at least once every day. However,LGBTQ teens said that, for them, the harassmentcan feel even more relentless. A 2006 surveyfound that 90 percent of LGBT students hadbeen taunted or assaulted during the past year,according to the Trevor Project, a group workingto prevent youth suicides. Last Septemberalone, six young people nationwide ended theirlives due to constant torment from others whothought or knew the six were gay.▲ AFH art by Mary NguyenWhile the interaction between students is theContinued to page 3• STOPPIN’ DROPOUTS PAGE 8 • SIBLING RIVALRY PAGE 14 • CHARLESTOWN HOOPLA PAGE 19In partnership with

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