These Are The States Where Students Get Harassed The Most For Their Sexual Orientation

Hello Lovelies! If any of you adults live in either South Carolina or Alabama (especially), please, do what you can to become involved in some sort of outreach program or mentoring program to the younger people who are being harassed because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered. We need to show them they aren’t alone. Of course this shouldn’t be restricted to just two states. We all know of the daily legal struggle LGBT folk have in all states.

Students in states such as South Carolina and Alabama face significantly more bullying over their sexual orientation than students in states like Connecticut and Massachusetts.

In October, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a group that works to make schools safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, released its 2013 National School Climate Survey. On Thursday, the group released further information about what these survey results look like by state, revealing the varying challenges faced by LGBT students in different areas of the country.

The 2013 National School Climate Survey asked almost 8,000 students between the ages of 13 and 21 from all 50 states about the type of environment they face at school. Overall, the results showed marked improvements from previous years, although more than 55 percent of those surveyed still reported feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation.

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