Report Bullying, Harassment, or Discrimination
of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Students
Have you or someone you know experienced LGBT based bullying, harassment, or discrimination in school?
You are not alone. Approximately 85% of high school students report being harassed in school because of their real or perceived sexual orientation and 64% of students report being harassed for being too masculine or too feminine. Even more troubling, only 18% of LGBT students report that their schools have policies which offer comprehensive protections.
Clearly, many school communities are in desperate need for a way to address bullying, harassment and discrimination of LGBT students. Without adequate statewide protections, what can we - the members of school communities across the nation - do about protecting the rights of LGBT students?
We can take action to ensure LGBT students claim their rights, create a record measuring anti-LGBT harassment, and use this record to advocate laws and policies that will address this epidemic plaguing our nation's schools.
Empowering school communities with this information , and delivering reports to the U.S. Education Department is a critical first step in claiming our rights and getting the tools to create change and build safer schools. We need your help in this important educational and advocacy effort.
The process is simple and confidential. Get started here.
What you need to know: The basics of filing a bullying, harassment, or discrimination report with the Office for Civil Rights.
What is Title IX - and how does it apply to this effort?
What happens when I file a report?
Go to the OCR website and file a report now.
Get More Help from PFLAG National and GLSEN
If you have any questions on how to take action, please don't hesitate to contact us. We can help craft your complaint and take action soon after an incidence of bullying, harassment or discrimination occurs.
Rhodes Perry, Policy Manager
(202) 467-8180 ext. 221
GLSEN Public Policy Office
Shawn Gaylord, Director of Public Policy