Harassment and Bullying
Harassment is one of the most pervasive, frightening, and potentially damaging threats that LGBT students face in our public schools. Under the Constitution, public schools have to address any harassment against LGBT students the same way they would address harassment against any other student. And federal law says that public schools must act to stop harassment based on appearance or behavior that doesn’t “match” gender stereotypes.
If you’re being bullied, called names, threatened, or physically harmed at your school because of who you are, you don’t have to take it!
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If you've been discriminated against based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status, the ACLU wants to hear about it.
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- Legal DocumentDecember 7, 2015
- Know Your RightsJanuary 31, 2014
- News/Press ReleaseMay 18, 2009
Settlement With Lake County School District Calls For Comprehensive Approach To Protecting Students From Anti-Gay HarassmentNews/Press ReleaseJune 25, 2008
White House Issues Guidance On Harassment In Schools Prohibiting Some Discrimination Against LGBT StudentsNews/Press ReleaseOctober 26, 2010
- LetterSeptember 29, 2017