Pledging
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • BINATIONAL SPOUSES
  • LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER WORKERS
  • LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER YOUTH
Winning Issue » LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER YOUTH


Most people experience challenges while growing up. It is the same with many LGBT youth, only more so. In School, most of these kids experience harassment, bullying and cyberbullying, hostile environments and a lack of support from teachers and school staff. A recent survey found nearly two thirds of LGBT students felt unsafe because of their gender expression and many have missed school for this reason. There are also higher levels of depression reported among students victimized for their sexual orientation or gender expression. One study showed that LGBT youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide that their peers, and nearly half of these youth have seriously considered taking their lives. Advocates say that these issues are far from resolved despite the national attention on bullying and suicide in recent years. They say LGBT children need supportive educators, enactment of comprehensive bullying and harassment policies, and safe spaces such as Gay-Straight Alliances integrated into our schools to solve some of the problems LGBT youths face while growing up.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.846 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015




Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current LGBT youth policy and wish to defeat H.R.846 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support prohibiting public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates; considering harassment to be a form of discrimination; authorizing federal departments and agencies to enforce these prohibitions by cutting off the educational assistance of recipients found to be violating them; allowing an aggrieved individual to assert a violation of this Act in a judicial proceeding and recover reasonable attorney's fees should they prevail, and wish to pass H.R.846 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. John Kline (MN) and/or Rep. Jared Polis (CO), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option

  • I support prohibiting public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates; considering harassment to be a form of discrimination; authorizing federal departments and agencies to enforce these prohibitions by cutting off the educational assistance of recipients found to be violating them; allowing an aggrieved individual to assert a violation of this Act in a judicial proceeding and recover reasonable attorney's fees should they prevail, and wish to pass H.R.846 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. John Kline (MN) and/or Rep. Jared Polis (CO), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
May 28, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
June 10, 2020
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June 4, 2020


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