When did schools become a place where we had to fight for safety? But then here are the facts:
- Nearly all LGBT students in Missouri have heard homophobic, sexist, or generally negative remarks about their or someone else’s gender expression.
- Most LGBT students in Missouri have been victimized at school because of their sexual orientation or gender expression – about 30% physically. Most of these incidents were never reported to adults.
- Only 1 in 6 Missouri LGBT students attended a school with bullying/harassment protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Our schools are meant to be places of growth and learning. Find ways to make a difference in the schools in your community or join statewide efforts to bring attention to the need for safe schools for all youth.