Of verbal harassment, 40 experienced physical harassment, and 19 had been physically assaulted at school in the previous year 12. In the same survey, nearly two thirds reported feeling unsafe in school because of their sexual orientation. Victimization at school is common among lgbt students 13e15. however, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (lgbtq) youth experience elevated risk and associated negative health and mental health outcomes. Recognizing these serious health risks, cdc works with national, state, and local partners to address the health, education, and safety needs of lgbtq youth. If a teacher offers to give you a better grade -- or a boss offers a better work shift -- in exchange for sex or some kind of physical favor, thats harassment. Disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (lgbtq) youth compared to their heterosexual and cisgender (non-transgender) peers (saewyc, 2011 coker, austin & schuster, 2010). Gay and lesbian youths are 2 to 6 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth. Over 30 of all reported teen suicides each year are committed by gay and lesbian youths. Gays and lesbians are at much higher risk than the heterosexual population for alcohol and drug abuse. Experiences of harassment, discrimination, and physical violence among young gay and bisexual men. Substance use and abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations. By the american psychological association, divisions 16 (school psychology) and 44 (society for the psychological study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues). Key terms and concepts in understanding gender diversity and sexual orientation among students (pdf, 193kb) glossary of terms relevant to working with lgbtq students in schools. 42 eric julian manalastas, suicide ideation and suicide attempt among young lesbian and bisexual filipina women evidence for disparities in the philippines, asian women, vol. Understanding bullying perpetration among these young people, including in the context of victimization, is essential to the development of effective prevention and intervention programs. In this study, we used a large statewide survey of adolescents to examine rates of perpetration of peer harassment among youths in vulnerable groups and those in peer groups not categorized as vulnerable. Higher prevalence of certain psychological problems among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered populations have been linked to their experiences of greater stigmatization and harassment, decreased social support, and increased life stressors.