Achieving LGBT Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education

2019 Message to Secretary DeVos

Please add your name right now to our petition to demand that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos protect our LGBTQ youth!

 
Demand Sec DeVos protect LGBTQ youth!
Secretary DeVos:

Your recent testimony on Capitol Hill when you refused to condemn discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth is unacceptable. Perhaps you aren't aware of the risks facing LGBTQ children and teens:
  • LGBTQ teens are 3x more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual peers
  • Six in ten LGBTQ students feel unsafe in school
  • 80% of lesbian and gay youth experience extreme isolation
  • 92% of transgender adults report having attempted suicide by age 25
Words matter. When the Secretary of Education won't publicly condemn discrimination against some of our most vulnerable children, it is beyond alarming. We urge you to stand up for all of our children, to speak out against bullying and discrimination, and to advocate for the protections they deserve in school.
  Sincerely,

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