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How can all students be protected from bullying in Missouri schools?

  • Fact: Missouri LGBT students frequently hear homophobic, sexist, and offensive remarks regarding their gender expression.*
  • Fact: Most LGBT students have been victimized at school; reporting of incidents are limited and when reported, offending parties are not reprimanded.
  • Fact: Most LGBT students in Missouri do not have access to support or resources.

Anti-bullying legislation passed in 2006, but failed to include a list of students most often singled out and targeted for bullying. Without such a list in the law, school districts, administrators, and teachers do not have a clear understanding or training in how to recognize and handle all bullying situations. The Safe Schools Act would clarify these issues and reduce the negative impact of bullying upon LGBT students.

PROMO supports and advocates for the Safe Schools Act to be passed and signed into law in the State of Missouri. Click here to share your story or bullying experience as a student, parent, teacher, or volunteer.

*The above information comes from the GLSEN School Climate Survey compiled from Missouri students. To view the report, click here.

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PROMO is Missouri's statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education. We identify LGBT rights supporters, educate them on the issues, give them the tools and the confidence to participate in the political process, and get results. PROMO's goals are to help LGBT Missourians create a supportive and visible community, become active in the democratic process, and work for their equal protection under the law. We build community awareness and grassroots support for LGBT equality and increase civic participation of LGBT Missourians. PROMO is a 501(c)(4) organization.  PROMO Fund is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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