LGBT Youth and Transgender Justice with Mary Beth Maxwell of Human Rights Campaign - 6:30
"LGBT youth are twice as likely to be verbally harassed at school or to be bullied at school. So our young people often are struggling in school environments to be themselves when they should be able to be focused on math or science or the social club of their choice."
Posted Jun 10, 2016
GLSEN's ?(Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) National School Climate Survey reports that a majority of LGBT students have experienced discrimination. Many feel that their school environment is unsafe or unwelcoming. A conversation about?efforts to create safer school climates for LGBT students with Mary Beth Maxwell, Senior Vice President of?Programs, Research and Training for the Human Rights Campaign. Maxwell stated, "LGBT youth?are twice as likely to be?verbally harassed at school?or to be bullied at school. So our young people often are struggling in school?environments to be themselves?when they should be able to be?focused on math or science?or the social club of their choice. Many of them?are really struggling." Visit the Human Rights Campaign on the web, on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
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