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Homophobic bullying in secondary schools falls.

Homophobic bullying in secondary schools falls.

The level of homophobic bullying in Britain's secondary schools has fallen by a third in a decade, according to a study from the University of Cambridge.

The study, commissioned by the gay rights charity Stonewall, says the use of insulting language is less frequent and schools are more likely to prevent attacks on gay pupils.

But the report says 45% of gay pupils still face bullying.

Such behaviour needs to be "urgently addressed", says Stonewall's Ruth Hunt.

The study, carried out by the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, suggests gay, lesbian and transgender pupils in England, Wales and Scotland are less likely to face homophobic bullying than five or 10 years ago.

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