Some of us -- labeled too short, too heavy, not cool, or overly nerdy -- know what it is to be teased or bullied at school. Some derision can be shrugged off, but when harassment becomes the defining element of academic life, it is essential to have somewhere to turn or someone to rely on. For Elizabeth, a bisexual teen from Maryland who wishes to remain anonymous, life at school was misery. In a recent national survey of more than 3, gay and straight students and 1, educators, 65 percent reported verbal abuse or physical assaults rooted in homophobia and prejudice in the last year. Commissioned by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network GLSEN , the Harris Interactive Survey also indicated that 84 percent of those surveyed reported hearing derogatory remarks such as "faggot" or "dyke" at school, and nearly 70 percent reported hearing "gay" used in a derogatory manner. In addition, almost 38 percent of students polled said that they had "frequently or often" been subjected to harassment at school and one-fourth said they had been physically harassed because of their sexual identity.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: LGBTQ Employees Come Forward
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Gay and Transgender People Face High Rates of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment
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In the wake of the many recent sexual misconduct allegations against men in Hollywood, actress Ellen Page shared her experiences with sexual abuse in a November 10th post on her Facebook page. While we admire her for bravely speaking out against sexual harassment and sharing her story, we admire her even more for bringing attention to an important aspect of sexual abuse against women :. It might seem obvious, but as the daily news cycle fills with famous names and faces sharing their experiences with sexual harassment, Page is so far one of the few high-profile LGBT women to come forward.