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She saw a teacher laughing and that traumatized her even worse.” Students also reported difficulty accessing information about LGBT issues from teachers and counselors, and found little information in school libraries and on school computers.In some districts, this silence was exacerbated by state law.“I’ve been shoved into lockers, and sometimes people will just push up on me to check if I have boobs,” said Kevin I., a 17-year-old transgender boy in Utah.He added that school administrators dismissed his complaints of verbal and physical abuse, blaming him for being “so open about it.”In some instances, teachers themselves mocked LGBT youth or joined the bullying.De Vos did not come to Mc Minnville to engage, however.The secretary silently observed a staff development meeting and three 7th-period classes for less than 15 minutes each."The hope is that choices would be afforded to all parents for their children to find a school that fits and works for them" De Vos says."And it would not impact a school like [Mc Minnville High], provided all of the students and all of the parents are happy with the school and how it is working for them." About Anna Williams Anna Williams is a student journalist at Portland State University.
Over the last 15 years, lawmakers and school administrators have increasingly recognized that LGBT youth are a vulnerable population in school settings, and many have implemented policies designed to ensure all students feel safe and welcome at school. In many states and school districts, LGBT students and teachers lack protections from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.But the experience can be particularly difficult for LGBT students, who often struggle to make sense of their identities, lack support from family and friends, and encounter negative messaging about LGBT people at school and in their community.As a result of these factors, LGBT students are more likely than heterosexual peers to suffer abuse.In others, protections that do exist are inadequate or unenforced.As transgender and gender non-conforming students have become more visible, too, many states and school districts have ignored their needs and failed to ensure they enjoy the same academic and extracurricular benefits as their non-transgender peers.
A crowd of around 200 protesters, many of them former Mc Minnville High students or teachers union members, lined up behind the school building.