The Human Rights Organization recently published a report on the main issues concerning gender identity in American schools. The study, which was done based on more than 500 student, teacher, parent, and other interviews, indicated that the lack of LGBTQ education amongst kids is detrimental to the lives of many and a key contributor to instances of bullying, harassment, and discrimination.
While a number of states have been working to implement policies that protect the rights of LGBTQ youth in schools, a great deal of progress is still needed to be made. Additionally, many administrations have remained opposed to the idea of any gender identity curriculum to be implemented in a classroom setting.
Below is a map identifying the states that have laws against teaching LGBTQ issues in school. Limiting such education will only continue to hurt not only those who are victims of gender discrimination, but also society as a whole.