Do LGBTQ students feel safe in schools? But far too many LGBTQ students feel unsafe and unwelcome at their schools. More than 59 percent of LGBTQ students feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation, GLSEN says, and nearly 45 percent feel unsafe because of their gender expression.
How are LGBTQ students treated in schools? Under the U.S. Constitution, public schools have to address any harassment against LGBT students the same way they would address harassment against any other student. And a federal education law called Title IX bars public schools from ignoring harassment based on gender stereotyping.
How can schools make LGBT safer?
- Post Safe Space Signs. You can designate your classroom a “safe zone” through stickers or posters on your classroom door.
- Start an LGBTQ Organization at Your School.
- Stand Up Against Homophobia.
- Integrate LGBTQ Topics into the Curriculum.
- Pursue Professional Development.
What is the most LGBT friendly school?
- Ithaca College. Ithaca, NY.
- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick. New Brunswick, NJ.
- University of Maryland, College Park. College Park, MD.
- Lehigh University. Bethlehem, PA.
- Montclair State University. Montclair, NJ.
- The Pennsylvania State University.
- University of Pennsylvania.
- Princeton University.