our data represent 6-month cumulative incidences, and therefore the actual lifetime prevalence of anti-gay harassment
, victimization, and physical violence is certainly much higher.
In a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the federal appeals court in the Ninth Circuit has held school officials liable for failing to protect students from anti-gay harassment
Eighty-three thousand youth: Selected findings of eight population-based studies as they pertain to anti-gay harassment
and the safety and well-being of sexual minority students.
This issue arises again with a new report showing that the number of homosexuals discharged in 2001 from the military has reached its highest level in 15 years, and that incidents of anti-gay harassment
climbed by 23 percent last year over the 2000 figures.
173) They may fear being fired; (174) being accused of violating state or local law; (175) being wrongly labeled as gay or lesbian; being "outed"; (176) or being targets of anti-gay harassment
or violence themselves.
But good leadership only goes so tan Assume policies are put in place that address anti-gay harassment
NGLTF monitors hate crime legislation, discrimination, domestic partnership and sodomy laws, anti-gay harassment
, and other issues in state capitals across the country.
Jamie had experienced anti-gay harassment
from his peers throughout his middle school and high school years and the appeals court found that three school principals were personally liable for not enforcing school district policies against harassment to the same extent that they protected other students.