Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth of Color

LGBTQ+ youth of color face racism, homophobia and transphobia in schools. Series of reports shows school supports can make a difference.

GLSEN Research Institute has released “Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color,” a new series of four reports, each focusing on a different group of LGBTQ+ students, their experiences at school, and the factors that make the biggest difference for them.

The reports in this series examine the school experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, and Native and Indigenous LGBTQ+ youth. The series includes findings from over 7,500 K-12 student respondents from schools across the country, and shows the compounding damage to LGBTQ+ students of color when racism intersects with transphobia and homophobia.

It’s alarming that across all four reports, the topline finding is that 2 in 5 youth experienced both racist and anti-LGBTQ+ victimization at school. The students whose lives are illuminated in these reports bear the brunt of these dire challenges. Their resilience calls on each of us to join the fight.

These reports were developed by the GLSEN Research Institute, in partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), Unidos US, Hispanic Federation, and the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY).

Click here to read the series “Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color.”

Access each report at the links below:

“Asian American and Pacific Islander LGBTQ Youth in U.S. Schools”

“Black LGBTQ Youth in U.S. Schools”

“Latinx LGBTQ Youth in U.S. Schools”

“Native and Indigenous LGBTQ Youth in U.S. Schools”

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