Every day, students in schools across the country face harassment and discrimination because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Feeling unsafe in school can lead to increased absenteeism, dropout rates, adverse health (including mental) consequences, and academic underachievement.
The Student Non-Discrimination Act will help to ensure that discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students has no place in our country’s public schools. The legislation builds on existing protections for students based on their race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin, and will provide LGBT students and their families with legal recourse against discriminatory treatment.
Urge your Representative and Senators to make schools safe and fair. Take action now and demand passage of the Student Non-Discrimination Act. You can also read more here.