Know Your Rights
Over 60% of LGBTQ students report feeling unsafe at school. Nearly 40% have been physically harassed and 18.3% assaulted. Bullying has terrible consequences: academic performance is often compromised, and LGBT students who are subjected to discrimination are at higher risk for depression (GLSEN 2011 National School Climate Survey).
LGBTQ youth deserve better. If you are an LGBTQ young person (or are perceived to be), there are steps you can take to protect your safety and demand that your school take action so you can attend school without fear.
Maverick Couch is a high school junior threatened with suspension if he wore a T-shirt bearing the message “Jesus Is Not a Homophobe.”
Case on behalf of a brother and sister challenging antigay harassment, discrimination and censorship by school officials.
Case arguing in favor of a transgender high school student's First Amendment right to wear a dress to prom.