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  • 1. HETEROSEXISM Casmi Tonnu Amy Kim Zai
  • 2. HETEROSEXISM• a system of attitudes, bias, and discrimination in favor of opposite-sex sexuality and relationships.
  • 3. • Gay and lesbian youth are 2 to 6 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth.
  • 4. • Gay students hear anti-gay slurs as often as 26 times each day; faculty intervention occurs in only about 3% of those cases.
  • 5. • In a study of 194 gay and lesbian youth, 25% were verbally abused by parents, and nearly 10% dealt with threatened or actual violence.
  • 6. • 50% of all gay and lesbian youth report that their parents reject them due to their sexual orientation.
  • 7. • In Seattle, 34% of students who described themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual reported being the target of anti-gay harassment or violence at school or on the way to or from school, compared to 6% of heterosexual students.
  • 8. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO COMBAT THIS HATE?