National School Climate Survey documents LGBT harassment
Posted by on October 20, 2008
Widespread harassment of LGBT students reported
In what it calls “the most comprehensive report ever” about the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in middle schools and high schools, a national group known as GLSEN says about 86 percent of them reported being harassed at school during the past year, three-fifths felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation, and about one-third skipped a day of school in a one-month period because of feeling unsafe. The findings by GLSEN — the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network — come from a survey of more than 6,200 students. The organization’s report was released in conjunction with an announcement that it would work with the Ad Council on a national public-education campaign against teenagers’ use of anti-LGBT language.
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