The Kids Are Not Alright: The 411 on LGBT Bullying

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  • It’s Not Child’s Play
  • Other Consequences of Bullying
  • Why Gay-Straight Student Alliances Matter
  • Think Before You Speak
  • The Importance of Straight Black Allies
  • It Does Get Better
  • Slide 1: What You Need to Know
  • LGBT Students of Color and Harassment
  • Black LGBT Students and Bullying
  • What Are Schools Doing?
  • Physical Violence

Why Gay-Straight Student Alliances Matter

Black LGBT students, especially those who attend schools with mostly Black students, are less likely to have affirming programs such as Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs). These types of programs help Black LGBT students feel more empowered and more adjusted at school, which in turn play into better grades and higher gradation rates. Learn how to start a GSA at your school here


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