End LGBT violence in schools

End LGBT violence in schools

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Too many youth in school are getting ridiculed and hurt at school for their gender identity or their sexuality. Maybe even both. Many teenagers that are a part of the LGBTQ+ community commit suicide because of bullying or being harmed at school. School is a place where kids are supposed to feel safe and want to go there to learn and for most youth in the community, it’s the opposite.

59.5% of kids feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation. 42.1% or transgender and gender nonconforming students have been prevented from using their preferred name or pronoun. 70.1% of LGBTQ+ students have experienced verbal harassment (e.g. calling names, threatening) at school based on their sexual orientation. (https://elizabethwarren.com/plans/lgbtq-equality

No one should have to go through being hurt and bullied for being who they are on a daily basis. I know this from experience. Being told that I’m nothing because of the people I love. Being told that no one will ever accept me or want me because of who I am. That sticks around. We need to inform school districts and teachers of what’s happening that they can’t see. We need to rise up and be the voices for people who are too scared to speak up for themselves. We need to stop LGBTQ+ youth discrimination, bullying, and harassment in schools, before it’s too late.