Bullying and TGNC Youth
How to find help
If you are bullied at school, don't be afraid to reach out for help. You can start here by checking out "What to Do If You're Bullied."
If you are bullied in out-of-home care settings like group homes or foster care, check out "Info for LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care."
- Transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) young people are beat up or intimidated with alarming frequency in schools and in out-of-home care settings (group or foster care).
- Recent high-profile bullying incidents—some ending in murder or suicide—have attracted public concern, but government and private policies are woefully behind.
- The school bullying statistics are frightening: 78% of respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) reported being harassed, 35% attacked and 12% sexually assaulted.
For more information, check out Lambda Legal’s guide for transgender youth in schools, Bending the Mold as well as our fact sheet Survival Tips for Trans Youth. And see the Model District Policy for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students created in 2011 by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
If you need more information about your rights as a transgender young person, contact Lambda Legal at 866-542-8336 or visit www.lambdalegal.org/help.