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Trans Youth at School: Y-Gap Community Bulletin

2013

Trans Youth at School: Y-Gap Community Bulletin

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This factsheet was developed by the Youth-Gender Action Project (Y-GAP).

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET:

The world is often an unsafe place for trans youth. Schools are no exception – but that can be changed. Trans students experience verbal and physical harassment, assault, teasing, social exclusion, and have their property stolen or damaged at rates higher than any other student group. And, the more frequent harassment trans youth experience, the lower their grades and educational aspirations. They also drop out of school at higher rates than other students because of feeling unsafe. Some use drugs to cope with this stress, some contemplate suicide. This bulletin presents possible solutions and actions that can be taken to make the world, especially schools, a safer place for LGBTQ youth.

Youth-Gender Action Project. (2013). Trans Youth at School: Y-Gap Community Bulletin. Toronto, ON: Central Toronto Youth Services.

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