Sticks and stones may break bones but ‘gay’ slurs cut deep

Gerard Farrelly, a primary school principal, are in the process of completing his doctoral studies to determine whether there is evidence of homophobic bullying in Irish primary schools.

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Initially 100 principals completed questionnaires and he  also conducted interviews. Further research is to be completed in the autumn, The Irish Independent reports.

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As many as 92pc had experienced children in their care being called gay and, in 27pc of cases, pupils had experienced violence because others perceived them to be gay.

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