LGBTQ In School Environments

Sydney Jenkins

04.13.17

Do you know what LGBTQ stands for? It means Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual,Transgender and Queer. GLSEN is an organization that has advocated that one of the most effective ways for schools, districts and states to improve their school climates and to make their schools safer and affirming by enacting LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying laws and policies. As of 2015, there are thirty-eight chapters across the twenty-six states that train 5,000 students, educators, and school personnel each year. The topic of LGBT in schools  is something that a lot of people have an opinion about and,  in my opinion, most of these opinions are divided not only around the school but around the world.

 

So ,have you ever called someone “tranny”?,”fag”? “lesbian”?, and “queer”? These words can be offensive if used in the wrong way. Some of those terms  are not acceptable at all and it’s necessary that you know which ones to say and not say. So it’s always a good idea to do your research. A great website to visit is https://www.glaad.org/reference/offensive  My  goal is to get people to be more accepting its very important  every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. I got the opportunity to interview a transgender at my school and this is some of the things he had to say:

 

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