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No Student Should Have To Deal With Bullies. But For These Kids, It's Especially Tough.

Too often, bullying is dismissed with a "kids will be kids" sorta attitude. But for LGBT youth, it goes way beyond that. Slurs and threats of violence are too common for LGBT students, leading them to feel unsafe at school and sometimes at home too. The graphic below illustrates just how serious and scary this kind of bullying can be.

No Student Should Have To Deal With Bullies. But For These Kids, It's Especially Tough.

A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches.

The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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