Bullying among Gay & Bisexual Teenage Males in Japan
A research team at Takarazuka University in Japan conducted a wide-ranging study on the experiences of gay and bisexual men in Japan, with participants ranging in age from 11 to 71. Researchers found high levels of identity-driven bullying experienced by teenage boys, which they connected to negative reactive behaviors including truancy and self-harm.
Number of gay and bisexual teenage boys in the study
Percent of teenagers reporting having been bullied for their sexual identity
Percent of teenagers who engaged in truancy
Percent of teenagers who engaged in self-harm
41% (2015) vs. 63% (2005)
Percent of teenagers who reported never having learned about homosexuality in school
30% (2015) vs. 23% (2005)
Percent of teenagers who reported being taught negative information about sexual minorities
Full survey sample: ~20,000
Survey conductor: Takarazuka University
Read the news story at The Ashai Shimbun.