GLBTQ. No Name High School. By: Brittany Dummer Michaella Fischer Grant Nelson Emily Ripley Lisa Simonson. What does GLBTQ stand for?. G-Gay: A male who identifies as being attracted to another male L-Lesbian: A female who identifies to being attracted to another female
No Name High School
By: Brittany Dummer
G-Gay: A male who identifies as being attracted to another male
L-Lesbian: A female who identifies to being attracted to another female
B-Bisexual: A male or female who identifies to being attracted to both genders
T-Transgender: A person who feels they are the opposite gender of what they are physically
Q-Questioning: Somebody who is in the stages of identifying their sexual orientation
Do any of these statistics come as a shock to you? Here at No Name High School, we have a zero tolerance policy in place when it comes to bullying. This building is meant to be an emotional safe zone to foster learning and positive experiences for everyone.
Many have misconceptions concerning GLBTQ students.
Being gay is not a choice. It is also not a cult. GLBTQ people have no desire to “recruit” new people into their classifications. Although there is pride within the gay community, gay people do not seek to force others into their lifestyle.
Gender is a social construct, meaning the defined gender boundaries have little or nothing to do with biology. Within the genders, masculinity and femininity can vary greatly - everyone is different!
Being gay is not a choice. It is a part of who the person is.
Often times when you hear of students being bullied in the schools, students of the GLBTQ community will either be verbally or physically bullied because the bully felt as if they were being sexually harassed or advanced on in some way by the victim.
Bullying and harassment has occurred in this school because we do not understand and respect each other. We do not value each other as individuals. It is time to change that.
Verbal - “That’s so gay” and “No homo.”
Physical - Locker room incident, shoving into lockers
Bullying - exclusion from groups, rumors spread
“That’s so gay” and “No homo”
Spreading rumors and exclusion
The misconceptions are not true. Even if they were, no one deserves to be bullied.
Bullying destroys people’s lives.
How would you feel if you were constantly bullied because of who you were? Because of something you can’t change?
Eliminating “That’s so gay,” and “No homo” from our speech.
No physical harassment of students.
Building up and standing up for all fellow students.
Catch each other using derogatory phrases. Put a stop to it. Teachers will intervene when phrases are heard. If phrases are repeated, the teacher will give a detention slip.
Physical harassment will be punished through suspension the first time they occur.
Teachers and students alike will intervene when they see bullying occur. They will talk to an administrator who WILL take action.
Stand Positive and Strong- Appear confident and try not to show fear or anger.
Avoid the Situation- Don’t fight back or respond with more bad behavior. Try to ignore hurtful comments and walk away if possible. Think of your safety first.
Find Support- Find others who have similar experiences and support each other. Hang out with people who accept you for who you are.
Express your feelings- Don’t be afraid to talk about your feelings with family friends, teachers, or counselors. Seeking help is NOT “tattling”. It is helping you stay safe. When you experience negative feelings, practice saying positive statements.
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