UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Ensuring Compliance and Accountability Will Make Schools Safer for LGBT Youth
- Author(s): Carrasco, Steven
- Malik, Saba
- Martos, Alexander
- Williams, Jeffery
- et al.
Nearly one-third of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth report a past suicide attempt. Such a large percentage can be attributed in part to school environments where they may fear physical and verbal abuse from fellow students, teachers, and administrators and may grapple with feelings of marginalization.