Day 1 – Bullying

#30DaysOfAction

According to the 2011 Injustice at Every Turn report, 78% of those who expressed a transgender identity or gender non-conformity while in school (K-12) experienced harassment, 35% were physically assaulted, and 12% were sexually assaulted. Bullying has long-term implications as well: 15% of those harassed trans kids left school before earning their diploma, lowering their chances of employment and increasing their exposure to violence if they need to survive through sex work or other street economies.

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Take Action!

You can help by downloading and reading one or more of the following:

  • Lambda Legal’s “Bending the Mold: An Action Kit for Transgender Students” at
    http://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/publications/downloads/btm_bending-the-mold_0.pdf

    • Assessing school culture
    • Preventing violence and bullying
    • Securing freedom of gender expression
    • Promoting transgender-inclusive policies
    • Building community and reducing invisibility
    • Protecting confidentiality
    • Making bathrooms and locker rooms accessible
    • Creating equality in sports teams
    • Accessing health care
    • Sample model school policy

 

Learn more about #30DaysOfAction at http://forge-forward.org/anti-violence/30-days-of-action/