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LGBT High School Bullying
Transcript of LGBT High School Bullying
and Critical Questions
Research, Purpose, & Effects
Purpose and Goals
Social Action Details
Social Action Details
• 9 out of 10 LGBT teens have reported being bullied at school and are two to three times more likely to commit suicide than other youths.
• 30% of all completed suicides have been related to sexual identity crisis and they are 5 times more likely to miss school because they feel unsafe.
• 28% drop out of school altogether.
Term used to describe lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender demographic
Main Topics Covered
Research and Statistics
History and Issues of LGBT
Practical Social Actions
Effects of Bullying
Talk openly about LGBT
Take immediate action
Don't make the individual feel inferior
Give them opportunity to "come out."
PFLAG ( Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gay )
What are primary and contributing factors of LGBT high school bullying? How does bullying affect their stress level?
What type of bullying occurs within the high school setting?
How are we going to bring awareness and alleviate this problem?
Purpose & Goals
Find a practical solution for providing LGBT support in High Schools
• Prone to health risk behavior
• Skipping school
• Alcohol and drug abuse
• Sexual risk
• Physical assault
• Running away from home
• Thoughts of suicide
Conoley, J. (2008). Sticks and stones can break my bones and words can really hurt me. School Psychology Review, 37(2), 217-220.
Heck, N. C., Flentje, A., & Cochran, B. N. (2013). Offsetting risks: High school gay-straight alliances and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Psychology Of Sexual Orientation And Gender Diversity, 1(S), 81-90. doi:10.1037/2329-0382.1.S.81
Toomey, R. B., Ryan, C., Diaz, R. M., & Russell, S. T. (2011). High School Gay–Straight Alliances (GSAs) and Young Adult Well-Being: An Examination of GSA Presence, Participation, and Perceived Effectiveness. Applied Developmental Science, 15(4), 175-185. doi:10.1080/10888691.2011.607378
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. (n.d.). San Jose State University Library. Retrieved April 27, 2014, from http://libaccess.sjlibrary.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=32848653&site=ehost-live
How will this be implemented?
Student-led fundraisers according to school policies
Sponsors from local businesses
Who is targeted
Long Term Victimization of LGBT in schools
History of LGBT Bullying:
Resources for preventive matters:
Student Collaboration Community “Research with Pride (RwP)”
Strategies for Creating a System for LGBT
Current LGBT Resources and Events
Bullying and Sexual Orientation Violence Prevention
Center on Halsted
Paris is Burning
22% of High school students are bullied daily
October is national awareness for bullying
Gay and lesbian teens are 2 to 3 times more likely to commit suicide
By providing services to students, they will be able to have an outlet from any stress that is incurred from bullying
Group sessions can allow students to express their emotions and learn from one another
Sharing similar experiences can motivate and encourage students to become resilient
According to Conoley, (2008) establishing connections with people who share similar experiences are able to heal faster
Our social actions provides students with the opportunity to establish positive connections with others
• GSA’s ( Gay-Straight Alliances)
• Identify Safe places where LGBT teens can receive supports
• Train school staff and school district to create safe and supportive environment regardless of sexual orientation
• Community-based providers that provide social and psychological services for LGBT youths
GLSEN ( Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network )
Day of silence ( April )
Ally week (September or October)
National Coming Out Day ( October 11 )
Tiffany Brelland, Nic Matsuda, Jan Ocampo, Erick Lui, & Breanna Wilburn