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It's OK, to be Proud of Being GAY

Reducing Homophobia in Schools

Abbey Schott

on 17 August 2011

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Transcript of It's OK, to be Proud of Being GAY

About Homophobia IDAHO Effects Reducing
Homophobia Fight Homophobia Homophobia can cause Pyschological Problems amoung Young Teens. Lets take a Closer Look (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Recent studies have shown that up to one in five young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersexual people have experienced homophobic bullying. Homophobia is the Hatred or Fear of Homosexuals Discrimination in terms of gender and homophobia are key issues for schools. 74% of this abuse occurs in schools. Teenage suicide is 2–3 times higher in same-sex attracted youth. Homophbic Abused people fell less safe at school, home, on social occasions and at sport Homophobia is one cause of premature sexual involvement, which increases the chances of teen pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Homophobia diverts energy from more constructive endeavors. By Abbey
Schott Low Self-Esteem Due to homophobia, young adults who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at a higher risk for developing severe mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety. GAY To be Proud of Being.... It Ok, • Develop policies and tell young people about them Promote a positive social environment and Provide information and support Don't make assumptions !! International Day Against Homophobia and transphobia The International Day Against Homophobia and transphobia (IDAHO) is recognised in over 60 countries around the world on 17 May, the 1990 date when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. NSW
Sex and gender Diverse Forum on Transphobia 2011
6pm-8pm Wednesday 18th May
ACON- 9 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills Some Events VIC
IDAHO Flash Mob
6pm Tuesday May 17th
Melbourne CBD WA
Murdich Queer Collective IDAHO Bake Sale
10-2pm Tuesday 17th May
Murdoch University Bush Court Please Get Involved in your local
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