Seven Days article explores how “Outright Vermont teaches kids that words do hurt.”
“89% of LGBT students heard the word “gay” (e.g., “that’s so gay”) used in a negative way frequently or often at school.
85% were verbally harassed at school because of their sexual orientation.
53% were harassed or threatened by peers via electronic media such as text messages, e-mails and Facebook.
From the 2009 National School Climate Survey of LGBT youth conducted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.”