Numerous national advocacy and other organizations are also giving greater attention to LGBT youth in their work. Email Address. Resources for Parents, Guardians, and Family Members. Globally, around 76 countries currently criminalize same-sex relations and five countries impose the death penalty on people caught engaging in same-sex activities. Learn more. LGBT youth in and out of school experience discrimination, harassment, as well as violent abuse in some cases.
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If you know or suspect that your child is involved in bullying, here are several resources that may help. Helping to establish a supportive and safe school climate where all students are accepted and knowing how to respond when bullying happens are key to making sure all students are able to learn and grow. This is also true for youth who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, or may be perceived as LGBT or gender variant by others. Resources for Educators and School Administrators.
These laws do not just prohibit same-sex marriage or conduct, but also typically contain provisions that prohibit the formation of LGBT advocacy and support groups as well as restrict rights to freedom of expression and assembly most recently in Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria and Uganda further limiting the ability of young people to have a safe and open environment to live in and learn.