More Than 15% Of Washington DC Public School Students Identify As LGBQ

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An official for theDistrict of Columbia Public Schools(DCPS) told a U.S. Department of Education bullying summit on Friday that “more than 15 percent” of high school students in DCPS identify as either gay, lesbian, bisexual or “questioning” – i.e. not sure of their sexuality.

DCPS Health and Wellness Director Diana Bruce cited statistics from a 2012 surveywhich also found that “6.2% of D.C. middle school youth identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual” and “8.9% of D.C. middle school youth identify as questioning or not sure” regarding their sexual identity.

“We serve almost 50,000 students across 110 schools throughout the District,” Bruce said in a panel discussion on “Bullying Based on Gender, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation.”

“More than 15 percent of our high school students [regular and charter schools] identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning – and that’s at the high school level,” Bruce said. “At the middle school level, about 6 percent of our students identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, and another 8 percent identify as questioning.”

She added that DCPS does not have data on the percentage of middle and high school students who consider themselves transgender. Read Full Report

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