University of California at Los Angeles – Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center – Your Needs – Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Classroom

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Sexual orientation discrimination in the classroom may involve the professor making comments or actions or allow unchallenged comments or actions by students that single out or ignore lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) issues or people. This kind of often inadvertent behavior may discourage LGBT students from feeling safe in the classroom or reaching their full academic potential.

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