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Nearly two thirds of young gays in Poland say they've considered suicide, a new study has revealed.

The survey - compiled by the Polish Campaign Against Homophobia pressure group - shows that 70 per cent of teenage gays hide their sexuality from family, friends and teachers in the staunchly Roman Catholic country.

More than half - 56 per cent - said they often felt lonely and isolated, compared to just 13 per cent of heterosexual teens.

And one-in-ten said they had experienced some form of violent gay-bashing, says the study.

Campaign spokeswoman Miroslawa Makuchowska said: "This is a serious problem that requires urgent action."

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