Harassment and Bullying

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If you've been discriminated against based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status, the ACLU wants to hear about it.

What's at Stake

Harassment is one of the most pervasive, frightening, and potentially damaging threats that LGBT students face in our public schools. Under the Constitution, public schools have to address any harassment against LGBT students the same way they would address harassment against any other student. And federal law says that public schools must act to stop harassment based on appearance or behavior that doesn’t “match” gender stereotypes.

If you’re being bullied, called names, threatened, or physically harmed at your school because of who you are, you don’t have to take it! 

Need help?
Fill out our confidential online form 

Or call (212) 549-2673. For non-LGBT issues, please contact your local ACLU affiliate.

Harassment is one of the most pervasive, frightening, and potentially damaging threats that LGBT students face in our public schools. Under the Constitution, public schools have to address any harassment against LGBT students the same way they would address harassment against any other student. And federal law says that public schools must act to stop harassment based on appearance or behavior that doesn’t “match” gender stereotypes.

If you’re being bullied, called names, threatened, or physically harmed at your school because of who you are, you don’t have to take it! 

Need help?
Fill out our confidential online form 

Or call (212) 549-2673. For non-LGBT issues, please contact your local ACLU affiliate.

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