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Plaid Cymru: Latest figures on anti-gay bullying in Welsh schools ‘probably the tip of the iceberg’

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  1. “Probably”? Of course it’s the tip of the iceberg!

  2. When me and my partner lived in this area we experienced nothing BUT homophobia- virtually all of it coming from schoolkids and young people.
    One 12 year old shouted “bent freaks”- another teenager shouted “gay c*nts” and kids shouted “Faggots” every time we drove past in our car. We had our car pelted with eggs-and also bullets fired at our windows” The valleys are a cesspit of homophobia- no wonder they have no reports- gay folk are either terrified or just move out!

  3. John UK – I live in the valleys and what you say is just not true. My cousin is gay, lives with his long-term partner and neither get any trouble at all. They are both accepted and treated just like anybody else. You should be wary of using broad brush generalisations based on your experience.
    Having said that, more needs to be done to educate people at a young age that homophobic bullying, just like any other form of bullying, is simply not acceptable. I’m sure this is the case in most places around the UK.
    I applaud Plaid Cymru and Stonewall for shining a light on this issue.

  4. My previous comment did not load for some reason. Here goes again:
    John UK – I’m afraid what you said is simply not true. I live in the valleys and my cousin is gay. He lives with his long term partner and both are accepted and treated just like anybody else in the village. Of course more needs to be done to raise awareness that homophobic bullying, just like any form of bullying, is simply not acceptable and this work needs to be done at an early age. I’m sure this is true of anywhere in the UK.
    On a positive note, I applaud Plaid Cymru and Stonewall Cymru for shining a light on this.

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