Friday, 19 June 2009
That's So Gay - FROM BEAUTY IS ANIMATE (VIMEO)
"The rate at which students use and hear negative language about lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is huge. Over half of all students report hearing homophobic remarks often at school.
90% of LGBT students report being harassed at school in the last year. Over one-third of LGBT students have been physically assaulted at school because of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Such frequent harassment results in LGBT students being more likely than others to feel unsafe, miss school, receive lower grades, and not attend college.
Creating a safe environment for all students - LGBT and straight alike - begins with one simple act: thinking before you speak."