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Support Safe Schools for LGBTQ+ Students

Young people must feel safe to be curious, engaged learners, but many LGBTQ+ students don’t have the sense of security they deserve.

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Email your representatives and tell them to support the Safe Schools Improvement Act.

In the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network’s most recent school climate survey, nearly 82% of LGBTQ+ students reported feeling unsafe in their schools. Almost one-third of the students reported missing at least one day of school because of their concerns. 

If students are unsafe, they are not free to learn. The Safe Schools Improvement Act (S. 3105/H.R. 6031), introduced by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Reps. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) and Mark Takano (D-CA), would enhance LGBTQ+ students’ feelings of security by requiring school districts to have codes of conduct that specifically prohibit bullying and harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and other characteristics.