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.