Supporting Queer Youth as Life Moves Back to In-Person Spaces: “I Had to Conceal my Expression at Home”

LGBTQ people are 50 percent more likely to experience cyberbullying than their heterosexual peers. Strict anti-discrimination policies, queer representation and setting up a Gay-Straight-Alliance on campus are known to be effective prevention strategies—but these options disappeared during the pandemic. 

Now that most schools are back to in-person classes, educators and students are facing the challenge of rebuilding the safe spaces in-person that were lost during the past 19 months.