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Lady Gaga tops anti-bullying poll

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LadyGagaLGB charity Stonewall ran a social media poll on Facebook and Twitter in the run up to Anti-Bullying Week to find out which celebrity had done the most to tackle bullying this year.

The 25-year-old singer won the votes of 46 per cent of online supporters, and was voted by the lesbian, gay and bisexual people as one of the biggest celebrities to speak out against discrimination.

Lady Gaga’s victory follows on from her nomination as Hero of the Year at the 2011 Stonewall Awards.

Ex-Rugby star Ben Cohen came second in the poll with 41 per cent for his work in tackling bullying and homophobic behaviour in sport.  He has also been recognized for setting up the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation which raises awareness of the damaging effects of bullying.

Deputy Chief Executive of Stonewall, Laura Doughty said: “It’s fantastic that so many influential people and celebrities are helping to tackle bullying and, as the poll shows, raise awareness of this important issue.

“Nine in ten secondary school teachers recently polled by YouGov for Stonewall said that children and young people, regardless of their sexual orientation, currently experience homophobic bullying in their schools.”

Nicola Roberts scored nine per cent in the poll followed by Cher Lloyd with four per cent, both have spoken out against bullying recently.

To find out more information and get involved visit http://www.stonewall.org.uk/antibullying

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