VIDEO: LGBT youth share stories with GLAAD about being bullied
The Hetrick-Martin Institute is a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of LGBT youth. GLAAD visited its location in downtown New York City and interviewed LGBT young people about being bullied. They shared their experiences with bullying and how bullying has affected their lives. Watch the video below and see their personal stories:
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