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LGBTQ Students Title IX Protections

By Charlotte Robinson, May 23, 2024

GLSEN applauds the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for its ongoing work to resolve Title IX violations & complaints of sex-based harassment & discrimination affecting LGBTQ students. To further this action Melanie Willingham-Jaggers GLSEN’s Executive Director calls on Congress to include a $22 million increase in USED-OCR funding to ensure all schools take sufficient measures to protect students from discrimination & harassment stating, "These resolutions highlight both progress & the ongoing challenges in creating safe & inclusive learning environments. GLSEN is committed to ensuring that all students, especially LGBTQ+ students, feel affirmed & safe in their schools. The OCR’s report clearly shows that schools still have much work to do to comply with Title IX & protect all students from discrimination." The latest OCR Annual Report underscores the critical need for continued vigilance & action to ensure safe, discrimination-free learning environments for all students. GLSEN calls on Congress to increase funding for the OCR to safeguard the civil rights of all students, particularly LGBTQ students. GLSEN continues to advocate for proactive measures by schools to address & prevent discriminatory experiences & comprehensive training for school staff on LGBTQ issues & inclusion. This includes addressing policies that affirm students' gender identities & sexual orientations as well as funding for the OCR to ensure timely & thorough resolution of complaints. The latest OCR Annual Report underscores the critical need for continued vigilance & action to ensure safe, discrimination-free learning environments for all students & GLSEN remains dedicated to this mission & urges schools & policymakers to prioritize these efforts. 

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