Study Shows Gay Bisexual Students More Likely To Engage In Risky Behavior

06.07.11 | Sarah Harnisch

A new study out by the government today shows that teens that who say they are gay or bisexual are more likely to drink, smoke, or skip out on safety habits like using helmets and seatbelts. The Center for Disease Control looked at 156,000 adolescents across the nation and found that said those who admit to being homosexual are also more likely to be suicidal. Laura Kann of the CDC's division of adolecsent and school health said that gay and bisexual students deal with disapproval and social rejection differently than their peers, and that the risky behaviors are related to how they feel about themselves.