Reduce bullying of lesbian, gay, or bisexual high school students — LGBT‑05

Status: Improving


Most Recent Data:
32.0 percent (2019)

25.1 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

33.0 percent of sexual minority students in grades 9 through 12 reported that they were bullied on school property in the past 12 months in 2017

Reduce bullying of sexual minority (lesbian, gay, or bisexual) high school students

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


High school students who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are almost twice as likely to be bullied as those who identify as heterosexual. Students who are bullied are more likely to have depression, anxiety, and sleep problems — and to drop out of school. School-based programs to reduce violence can help prevent bullying of lesbian, gay, and bisexual students.