Every day, lesbian, gay, bi, trans (LGBT) and intersex children – and other children seen as defying gender stereotypes – are bullied at school, at home and in their community. Bullying can take many forms –from taunting and name-calling to brutal violence.
Children who experience this kind of abuse have a higher risk of anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem, self-harm, depression and suicide. They are also more likely to skip or drop out of school.
The United Nations is calling for protection from violence and discrimination. Your actions matter!
Date: 2017-03-02 13:00:16