Challenges of LGBT youth:
LGBT youth report double the rates of sexual abuse before age 12.
LGBT youth who experienced a negative reaction from their parents when they came out: 1 in 2
86% of surveyed gay and lesbian students report being verbally harassed at school due to their sexual orientation.
22% of surveyed LGBT students report being physically attacked in school; of those 60% did not tell any authority figure about the incident because they believed no one would care.
78% of transgender youth are harassed in K - 12.
19% of transgender people experience homelessness.
From the Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Human Rights Campaign