Last year, 85 percent of gay and transgender students in middle and high school experienced harassment at school, according to a survey released Tuesday morning by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
GLSEN surveyed 7,621 LGBT students, including some in Utah.
Nearly a third of those surveyed reported they had skipped class at least once because they felt unsafe at school.
“It could not be clearer that there is an urgent need for action to create safe and affirming schools for LGBT students,” GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard said in a statement. “As our nation seems to finally be taking bullying more seriously, it is crucial that LGBT students are no longer left out of efforts to address this public health crisis.”
Then again, Focus on the Family doesn’t care about kids in the slightest. They care about whether or not they are able to brainwash kids into buying into their discredited, disproven worldview, so that a new generation of bigots will take their place. There’s a difference.