Thursday, October 18, 2018
8:00 am

Show your support for LGBTQ Youth by wearing purple on October 18th.

  • 85.2% of LGBTQ students report being verbally harassed
  • 63.5% of LGBTQ students report hearing homophobic remarks from teachers and school staff because of their gender
  • 57.6% of LGBTQ students did not report experiences of bullying because they doubted an intervention
  • 57.6% of LGBTQ students feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation
  • 48.6% of LGBTQ students have experienced cyber-bullying
  • 63.5% of LGBTQ students who did report an incident said that school staff did nothing in response or told the student to ignore it

LGBTQ youth disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities.  Wearing purple is a way to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest anti-bullying campaign in the world.