LGBT Students Experience Sexual Harassment More Often on College Campuses
July 21st, 2015|
Everyone has a right to protection from inappropriate sexual contact or communication. However, new statistics show that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities on college campuses may be at an exceptionally high risk of becoming the victims of sexual harassment.
A poll shows that LGBT students face more than twice the risk of becoming victims of sexual harassment and sexual violence as heterosexual students. The findings, released by The Huffington Post, show 60 percent of heterosexual students polled experienced non-contact sexual harassment on campus, while more than 70 percent of LGBT students reported being victims of non-contact sexual harassment.
Furthermore, almost 20 percent of LGBT students polled reported harassment on a regular basis. Less than ten percent of heterosexual students reported sexual harassment occurring regularly.
Despite these figures, experts say these numbers may be under reported because of victims’ fears that they will not be taken seriously.
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