Friday, September 17, 2010

LGBT Student Harassment

This post reports on a survey of middle and high school LGBT students.  Here are some results:

"While the report did contain bright spots, such as the downward trend in the frequency of hearing homophobic remarks, it highlighted the daily challenges facing students who are (or are thought to be) LGBT in our nation’s schools. For example, nine of 10 reported experiencing harassment at their school within the past year based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, and two-thirds said they felt unsafe at school because of who they are. Nearly one-third skipped at least one day of school within the previous month because of concerns for their safety."

The report also highlights some factors that help decrease this level of threat.



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