Safety, in numbers
Bullying has gone far beyond schoolyard violence in recent years. The big kid with the chip on his shoulder throwing punches on the playground has been replaced by the anonymous kid slinging insults online.
But for LGBTQ+ youths, the threat of physical violence is still very real. Almost two-thirds of LGB students and 4 out of 10 transgender students report feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation or gender identity (Kates, 2016, p. 9).
Explore how violence in our schools is impacting LGBTQ+ youth in this report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
CDC. LGBT Youth. CDC: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth.htm
Kates, J., Ranji, U., Beamesderfer, A., Salganicoff, A., & Dawson, L. (2016, November). Health and Access to Care and Coverage for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals in the U.S.. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.