The Washington Times. LGBT teachers who were out at school frequently faced harassment from students. Youth have been a driving force behind many of the positive changes in recent years.
Joel W. Furthermore, at the local, state, and federal level, the government has failed to address these deep-seated prejudices against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The UN Human Rights Committee has expressed concern about discrimination on the basis of gender identity and has lauded states that have taken steps to recognize the gender identity of transgender people.
They never suspected me-but I heard it [the slurs] every day," explained Luke G.
Damaging in itself, verbal harassment that goes unchecked may quickly escalate into physical violence, including sexual assaults. W hen LGBT issues did come up in class, students said it was often as a debate in a government or current affairs class, where the teacher remained pointedly neutral on the topic.
Across many US states, transgender students face restrictions related to participation in sports and other extracurricular activities. They'll mimic anal sex, mimic oral sex," Gabriel D. They'd yell at me a lot. We interviewed of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual participants in our large-scale questionnaire study.
Develop local guides to organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, those who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their family members.