During a time when they most need basic information and support regarding their identity and sexuality, LGBTI individuals do not receive any support from their educational institutions, cannot meet other LGBTI people and foster solidarity, frequently receive bad advice from teachers or guidance counsellors, and are often victims of bullying. In educational materials, they encounter negative stereotypes of LGBTI people that have no basis in scientific facts.
SPoD works with teachers’ unions, universities, other educational institutions and LGBTI family organisations in order to make it easier for LGBTI people to come out and accept their own identity during their time at school. It provides a venue for educators to share their experiences and solutions, and gives them information about LGBTI identities.
Please click here to read the Educational Strategies for LGBTI Rights report, which SPoD has co-authored with SEÇBİR.