Some data from the 2011 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey

 

females

males

percent stating they identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual

grade 9

6.8%

2.8%

grade 10

7.2%

3.8%

grade 11

8.0%

4.1%

grade 12

8.7%

4.2%

 

 

 

percent stating they have had same-sex sexual contact

grade 9

14.5%

11.8%

grade 10

16.6%

10.8%

grade 11

14.9%

12.1%

grade 12

13.2%

12.0%

 

percent stating they have been attacked or heard offensive comments due to their gender non-conformity (e.g. “not manly enough”) Note that these percentages are of all students, not just those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.

grade 9

11%

12%

grade 10

8.1%

10.6%

grade 11

8.7%

11.3%

grade 12

7.4%

10.5%

 

 

 

percent stating they have been attacked or heard offensive comments due to their sexual orientation. Note that these percentages are of all students, not just those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.

grade 9

7.9%

9.3%

grade 10

7.5%

8.2%

grade 11

6.4%

9.0%

grade 12

6.1%

8.9%

 

* The full survey data is here: https://data.mainepublichealth.gov/miyhs/files/2011MIYHSMethodologyReport.pdf

NOTE: with approximately 59,000 students in Maine public and quasi-public high schools in 2011, 5% equals about 3000 and 10% equals about 6000 students. "quasi-public" refers to "academies" that are technically private, but serve as the local high school for most students in a town.

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