LGBT Students in Oregon Were Bullied, Forced to Read Bible, Report Says - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on May 18, 2018

In an Oregon high school, LGBT students were taunted with homophobic slurs, pelted with food and when punished, forced to read the Bible, The New York Times reports. Students spoke on those allegations in recent investigative reports into the state’s North Bend School District. In the reports, gay and lesbian high school students described years of harassment and bigotry from school employees and other students, with a deeply religious culture that silenced their complaints. The state found “substantial evidence” of discrimination against LGBT students and maintains that top officials fostered hostile conditions for LGBT students.