Stats & Facts

STAGGERING STATISTICS:

 

1 in 5 LGBTQ youth of color attempt suicide

 

45% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ

 

82% of LGBTQ youth report being bullied

LGBTQ YOUTH ARE . . .

 

30% more likely to drop out of school

 

40% more likely to engage in risk behaviors

 

60% more likely to skip school

It will only get better if . . .

If every child learns and understands a more honest history, then our society will begin to heal the pathology that is in large part responsible for the staggering statistics relating to LGBTQ youth and homelessness, suicidality, risk behaviors and drop out rates. Including the history and voices of those who reflect various expressions of gender and sexual orientation within the discussions and teachings of our nation’s classrooms will have enormous impact. Learning and understanding this history, as it relates to the development of our nation and world, will dispel myths and misperceptions and create safer, healthier schools and communities.

Recognition of this need is just the beginning. Most likely, teachers have not had the opportunity to learn LGBTQ history within their own academic experience; therefore, HUE’s exceptional professional learning and development training is tantamount in importance to the development of HUE’s K-12 LGBTQ Academic Inquiry Kits for core subjects. By teaching the educators first, and providing them with exceptional LGBTQ inclusive academic content, the most educative and empowering experience will be afforded to all students.

When educators are well-prepared to teach all students LGBTQ-inclusive history and academic content, the reach and impact is profound.

Engage. Educate. Empower.

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