LGBTQ youth commonly experience high rates of discrimination and harassment in school but are often not protected under school policy. In addition, most sex education programs do not cover LGBTQ topics and abstinence-only-until-marriage programs further propagate negative sentiment towards these students.
This fact sheet published by Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), provides data and information regarding key issues faced by LGBTQ youth. Topics that are discussed include harassment, discrimination, legalities, sex education and abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth Fact Sheet. [PDF document]. Retrieved from http://www.siecus.org
Link to view the SIECUS LGBTQ fact sheet