Thursday, March 28, 2013

New Jersey Survey Shows Gay Students Report "Hostile Climate" At School

The Asbury Park (NJ) Press (3/26, Boyd) reports that according to a new survey by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, "the majority of New Jersey's lesbian, gay, and transgender secondary school students report they regularly hear homophobic and sexist remarks and have been victimized at school based on their sexual orientation." The paper lists a number of findings from the survey, adding, "GLSEN's recommendations are that schools implement supports such as comprehensive anti-bullying and harassment policies, support Gay-Straight Alliances, provide professional development for school staff on LGBT student issues, and increase student access to LGBT-inclusive curricular resources."

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