Two-thirds of LGBTQ students feel unsafe at high school

May 13, 2008

A new report from gay-rights lobby group Eagle Canada found that more than two-thirds of Canadian high school students who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) felt unsafe at school. 25% of respondents reported physical threats because of their sexual orientation, while over 50% said they've been verbally harrassed. 41% reported sexual harrassment. LGBTQ students also reported skipping school because they felt unsafe, and having mean rumours spread about them at school, on the Internet or through text messages. CBC