A new study claims LGBTQ students are two to three times more likely than their peers to be assaulted or threatened.
The 2017 report, shared exclusively with The Daily Beast, is unprecedented in its scope. Despite assumptions that today’s youth are more welcoming and accepting of LGBTQ identities, RTI’s analysis concludes the widespread targeting such youth face has “not improved since the 1990s.”
“Some forms of victimization, particularly those affecting youth, appear to be worsening,” RTI states in the report, called Violence and LGBTQ Communities: What Do We Know, and What Do We Need to Know? “This has serious, lifelong impacts on the physical and behavioural health of LGBTQ youth and adults.”