Here are some notable numbers from the Iowa Pride Network, the organization behind National GSA Day, which highlight the importance of GSA’s in schools. In schools with a GSA, students are:

  • 25% are less likely to be verbally harassed because of their gender
  • 23% less likely to skip class and 15% are less likely to not attend school because of feeling uncomfortable or unsafe
  • 23% less likely to be physically assaulted because of their sexual orientation
  • 21% more likely to report never having been sexually harassed at school
  • 12% less likely to be physically harassed or assaulted because of their gender expression
  • 10% less likely to be verbally or physically harassed because of their sexual orientation or gender expression and 10% more likely to report never being cyber-bullied because of their sexual orientation or gender expression

 

 Top photo via http://gsaday.org/

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