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LGBTQ Education: LGBTQ Youth

Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey

LGBT Student Health

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Download a PDF version of this fact-sheet from Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey.

LGBT Student Health

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Download a PDF version of this fact-sheet from Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey.

Health Disparities of Maine Transgender Youth

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Download a PDF version of this fact-sheet from Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey.

Health Disparities of Maine Transgender Youth

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Download a PDF version of this fact-sheet from Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey.

Reports

Local Resources

School Experiences of LGBT Youth

By The Numbers

About 10% of the general population identifies as LGBTQ, but many more identify as not strictly heterosexual.

According to the GLSEN 2017 National School Climate Survey Maine State Snapshot:

  • The vast majority LGBTQ students in Maine regularly heard homophobic remarks at school.
  •  Most LGBTQ students in Maine experienced anti-LGBTQ victimization at schoolMost never reported the incident to school staff (52%). Only 24% of students who reported incidents said it resulted in effective staff intervention.
  • Many LGBTQ students in Maine reported discriminatory policies or practices at their school. Nearly 3 in 5 (56%) experienced at least one form of anti-LGBTQ discrimination at school during the past year. 
  • Fewer than 1 in 4 (22%) were taught positive representations of LGBTQ people, history, or events (inclusive curriculum). Only 1 in 10 (10%) reported receiving LGBTQ-inclusive sex education at school.

View the Maine Snapshot.