The challenges and struggles that face LGBTQ+ youth in the United States are immense. According to a 2018 report from the Human Rights Campaign:
- 77 percent of LGBTQ+ youth received unwanted sexual comments or jokes in the past year
- 73 percent of LGBTQ+ youth experienced verbal threats due to their perceived gender identity
- 78 percent of youth who were not out to their parents heard members of their family make negative comments about LGBTQ+ individuals
Because of this pervasive issue, American University’s School of Education has published a detailed resource guide for LGBTQ+ communities, equality activists and those looking to share information that will create a more inclusive, equal and diverse society.
Check out the resource guide at https://soeonline.american.edu/blog/lgbtq-inclusivity.