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LGBT youth

Teen suicides in Michele Bachmann's district linked to anti-gay bullying

Over the past two years nine young people have committed suicide in Michele Bachmann's backyard - or at least the Minnesota school districts she represents. Many more have attempted to take their own lives leading state public health officials to slap a "suicide contagion area" label on the region because of the high levels.

Anoka-Hennepin district sued over anti-gay environment in schools

The lawsuit contends that LGBT students and students perceived as LGBT were subjected to anti-LGBT slurs on a daily basis and were physically threatened or attacked by peers. While many of these abuses occurred in front of teachers or were reported to school officials, school personnel almost always took insufficient action to stop the abuse.