Claim Your Rights
Have you or someone you know experienced lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQI+)-based bullying, harassment, or discrimination in school that school officials are responsible for or have failed to address? The U.S. Department of Education is actively investigating and responding to complaints of anti-LGBTQI+ discrimination, bullying, and harassment.
If you have experienced school-based bullying, harassment, or discrimination because you’re LGBTQI+, file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Education Department today.
How to file a complaint
Go to http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html and read the instructions. Click “Continue to Electronic Complaint Form” (https://ocrcas.ed.gov/) at the bottom of the page to get started.
If you have questions on how to take action, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Ave SW Washington, DC 20202-1100
800-421-3481, TTY: 800-877-8339
Email recommended: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have difficulty understanding English, you can request assistance, free of charge, at Ed.Language.Assistance@ed.gov, or by calling 1- 800-872-5327 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339)