“HRC’s report, Growing Up LGBT in America, is a groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13-17. It provides a stark picture of the difficulties they face — the impact on their well-being is profound, however these youth are quite resilient. They find safe havens among their peers, online and in their schools. They remain optimistic and believe things will get better. Nevertheless, the findings are a call to action for all adults who want ensure that young people can thrive.”
A couple key findings:
- LGBT youth are twice as likely as non-LGBT youth to be victims of physical assault, kicking or shoving at school.
- Over half of LGBT youth (54 percent) report that they have been harassed verbally and been at the recieving end of anti-gay or homopobic slurs.