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- U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Divisio U.S. Department of Education for Civil Rights onfronting Anti-LGBarassment in Schools A Resource for Students and Families Many students face bullying, harassment, anddiscrimination based on sex stereotypes and assumptions about what it means to be a boy or a girl. Students whoare lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, kinds incidents investigate: A lesbian high school student wants to bring her girlfriend to a school social event where students canbring a date. Teachers refuse to sell her tickets, tell — — s gay during a seminar discussion. Leaving class, a group ofworsens. The student goes to his dean after missing — An elementary school student with intersex traits dresses in a gender neutral way, identies as nonbinary,and uses they/them pronouns. The students teacher laughs when othegirland comments that there is nd out.ks otherwise has something wrong you have to be able to laugh at yourself sometimes. — — U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division U.S. Department of Education for Civil Rights xperiences Discrimination in S chool? If you have been treated unfairly or believe a student has been treated unfairly—for example, treated differently, denied an educational opportunity, harassed, bullied, or retaliated against—because of sexual orientation or gender identity, there are a number of actions you can take: Notify a teacher or school leader (for example, a principal or student a) immediately. If you donthe school, school district, co

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llege, or university. Keep records of your complaint(s) Write down the details about what happened, where and when the incident happened, who was involved, and the names of any witnincident of discrimination, and keep copies of any related documents or other If you are not procient in English, you have the right to ask the school to translate or interpret into a language you understand. If you have communication needs because of a disability, you have the right to receive accommodations or aids and services that provide you with eective communication. Counseling and other mental health support can sometimes be helpful for a student who has been harassed or bullied. Consider seeking mental health if needed. with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department civilrights.justice.gov (available in several dierent languages), or ce for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education at le a complaint in multiple languages). All students should be able to learn in a safe environment, free from discrimination and harassment. The Civil Rights Division seducation regardless of who they are or whom they love.-Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Department of JusticeThe Department of Education strives to ensstudents—have access to supportive, inclusive school environments that allow them to learn and thrive in all aspect Federal law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and we are here to help schools, students, and families ensure that these protections are in full force.-Suzanne B. Goldberg, Acting Assistant Sec

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