In an ideal world, our students would be safe to openly be who they are at all times. Since the world we live in is far from ideal, we must support our students’ rights to privacy and trust them to make the decision to reveal their sexuality when they feel the time is right.
Unfortunately, many people, especially children, are made tofeel that their sexuality, their very identity, puts them in harm’s way. Violence still occurs in varying forms against the LGBT community all over theglobe. (Sara Schmidt at Teaching Tolerance)