Rural LGBT Students Report More Fear than Urban, Suburban Peers | Beyond the Stacks |

"Rural lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students feel less safe at school than their peers in suburban and urban areas, according to a national study on LGBT students in rural and small town schools.

The study, "Strengths and Silences: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students in Rural and Small Town Schools," was released last week by theGay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network and examines the experiences of more than 2,300 LGBT high school students in rural areas."