What Drives our Work

The need for a statewide Safe and Healthy Schools Program cannot be overstated, and what is at stake for so many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning youth is nothing short of life or death. Even as we celebrate marriage equality and a number of other key victories, LGBTQ youth continue to face extensive risk factors for:

  • Bullying & physical/sexual assault
  • Homelessness (accounting for as much as 40% of all homeless youth)
  • Human trafficking and sexual exploitation
  • Substance abuse & HIV transmission
  • Suicide & homicide

 Florida High School Risk Behaviors and Sexual Identity Report





GLSEN's 2015 Florida School Climate Report




2019 Black & African American Youth Report

National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health