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Volume 20, Number 2
March/April 2004

Anti-Gay Harassment Linked to Academic Risks

 

In September/October 2001, HEL reported that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students faced widespread harassment in U.S. middle and high schools, according to a survey conducted by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN's latest survey has resulted in similar findings-and has found possible links between this kind of harassment and academic risks.

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California Safe Schools Coalition and 4-H Center for Youth Development, University of California–Davis. “Safe Place to Learn: Consequences of Harassment Based on Actual or Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Non-Conformity and Steps for Making Schools Safer.”

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. “The 2003 National School Climate Survey” (key findings).

M. Sadowski. “Sexual Minority Students Benefit from School-Based Support—Where It Exists.” Harvard Education Letter 17, no. 5 (September/October 2001): 1–5.