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Facts

  • Over one-third (37.8%) of LGBT students have experienced some form of physical harassment (ie: being pushed, punched, or spat upon)
  • 75% of LGBT teens feel unsafe at school
  • Youth who are LGBT are 3.4 times more likely to report a suicide attempt
  • Students harassed based on actual or perceived sexual orientation are more than three times as likely as students who are not harassed to make a suicide attempt
  • An estimated 28% of completed suicides are by LGBT people

Reference: www.sutr.ca : Freedom to be: A Teacher’s Guide to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Human Rights, 2007

  • Canada’s First National GSA Summit: May 17-20, 2013 Toronto, ON