Associate Dean of Teacher Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Contributor to EvidenceNetwork.ca.
Elizabeth J. Meyer is the Associate Dean of Teacher Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the author of Gender, Bullying, and Harassment: Strategies to end sexism and homophobia in Schools and Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools. She is a Contributor to EvidenceNetwork.ca.
Laws can make a huge difference in the lives of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) youth and children -- and yes -- laws can even reduce the bullying they experience. Transgender youth experience bullying at much higher rates than their cisgender (non-transgender) peers.