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TABLE OF CONTENTS


COMING OUT
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Coming Out At Work
- Coming Out To Doctor's
- Coming Out To Parent's

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
- Organizations List

COUNSELLING

DISCRIMINATION

LGBT HEALTH
HIV / AIDS
  - HIV/AIDS Basics
  - HIV Fast Facts / Charts
  - HIV Testing Locations
Mental Health
  - Health Care Implications
  - LGBTQ At Higher Risk
  - Supportive Environments
Sexual Health

LGBTQ IN SCHOOLS
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Bullying
- Gay Staight Alliances
- Preventing Violence
- Educators Information

PROGRAMS
- Social / Education

TERMS & DEFINITIONS

 

LGBTQ In Schools

 
lgbtq in schools
  • 70% of students reported hearing "That's so gay" every day in school
  • 58% of straiight studetns reported that they find homophobic comments upsetting
  • 48% report hearing words like "faggot" or "dyke" every day
  • 64% of LGBTQ studetns and 61% of studetns with LGBTQ parents reported that they felt safe in school
  • 21% of LGBTQ students reported being physically harassed or assaulted becuase of their sexual orientation.
 
Studies have shown that LGBTQ students feel safer and more accepted when they know their schools have policies and procedures that explicitly address homophobia. A Canadian study from 2011 found that LGBTQ students from schools with such policies reported significantly fewer incidents of physical and verbal harassment due to their sexual orientation. They were exposed to fewer homophobic and transphobic comments – and they were more likely to report feeling respected in
their school community. By contrast, the researchers found that “generic safe schools policies that do not include specific measures on
homophobia are not effective in improving the school climate for LGBTQ students.”

Research also shows that gay-straight alliances (GSAs) contribute to making schools safer for LGBTQ students. The 2011 survey confirmed that students attending schools with GSAs are much more likely to agree that their school communities are supportive of LGBTQ individuals. Recently, researchers surveyed a small group of educators throughout Ontario. A majority of respondents (over 85%) said the presence of GSAs had a positive impact on school climate for LGBTQ students.
 
Information provied by the Canadian Civil Liberties Assocation.
 

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