In a new poll by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, 85 percent of Virginia’s students report hearing homophobic slurs in middle and high schools.
GLSEN released these findings from their 2009 School Climate Survey last week that also suggested students face verbal and physical abuse because of their sexual orientation – regularly hearing slurs from students and staff. Students also had limited access to gay resources at their schools but most could identify at least one supportive staff or faculty member.
These national surveys are done every two years with the 2009 survey garnering responses from 7,261 LGBT students, ages 13-21 from across the U.S. with 234 from Virginia.
Hello everyone, We in PFLAG Richmond want to wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year. For our next meeting, we are honored to welcome Trish Boland, Co-Chair of the Richmond Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN’s mission is to ensure that every student in every school is [...]