YouthOur LGBT youth are still at risk. In 2008, a report evaluating the 2002 anti-bullying statute was released. It finds, “Bullying has not declined significantly in Washington public schools since 2002.” You can read the report here. And young people often do not have access to medically accurate health and sexual education.
Some progress has been made. In 2007, the Healthy Youth Act was passed and went into effect. This act requires that sexual education taught in public schools be medically accurate.
Young people deserve accurate information about sexuality and health issues, and they deserve an environment free from bullying. The Safe Schools Coalition works to support gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth in the schools.