55.5% of students feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation
38.7% because of their gender expression
Across the globe, millions of people go purple on Spirit Day, observed on the third Thursday of October, to stand against bullying and support LGBTQ youth. Purple signifies “spirit” on the gay pride flag
UPDATE (May 13, 2016): On the heels of the powerful speech by Attorney General Loretta Lynch last week, the U.S. Department of Education is issuing guidance to school districts telling them to allow students access to restrooms based on their gender identity. While the letter does not have the force of law, it contains an implicit threat of possible lawsuits or a loss of federal aid. Mazzoni Legal and Public Policy Director Thomas Ude, Jr. Read more...