April 14, 2011

>DID YOU KNOW...? Important Facts

>Today is the National Day of Silence.

DID YOU KNOW...?

  • Nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment in American schools each year.
  • 60% of LGBT youth feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation.
  • Nearly 1 out of 3 LGBT youth missed school in the past month because of safety concerns.

On the National Day of Silence, hundreds of thousands of students at thousands of middle schools, high schools and colleges will take some form of a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.

So...what are YOU going to do to end the silence?

All statistics were taken from the 2009 National School Climate Survey.

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