But Congress has thus far failed to incorporate gay and transgender workers into employment laws that shield these and other groups from workplace discrimination nationwide. He told me that my transition was unacceptable. Gay and bisexual youth and other sexual minorities are more likely to be rejected by their families. Transgender in the Workplace—Actions Gay and transgender individuals continue to face widespread discrimination in the workplace. Our youth face more bullying and harassment and higher risk of suicide than their gay and lesbian peers do, and we all have less social support.
A positive school environment is associated with less depression, fewer suicidal feelings, lower substance use, and fewer unexcused school absences among LGBT students.
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As a social scientist, it seems to me that the context and the perceptions of the victims here can offer vital information and should play a major role in such cases, along with the information provided by the perpetrators.