Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people face a “chilly” climate on college campuses, according to the first-ever national report chronicling LGBT experiences at U.S. colleges and universities.
The State of Higher Education for LGBT People for 2010, published by Charlotte, N.C.-based Campus Pride, reports that LGBT students experience significantly greater harassment and discrimination than their heterosexual peers. LGBT people also experience a lack of safety and inclusiveness in campus policies, programs and practices, the report finds.
The report was released just a few weeks before the nation’s campuses were shocked by the suicide of a Rutgers student who was taunted for being gay and outed on the Internet.
To download a summary of the report click here. Full reports are available for $24.95.