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HRC joined education and child welfare organizations in Cincinnati, Ohio this week for a special anti-bullying summit to address the impact of bullying and harassment on youth.

Kristin Shimplin of the Family Violence Project and Diversity Co-chair on the HRC Greater Cincinnati Steering Committee, sat down with local news network to discuss the summit and HRC’s Welcoming Schools involvement.

Watch the video below from Fox 19: News, Weather

HRC is proud to join a myriad of organizations as part of the Anti-Bullying Summit to help educators create safe learning environments for all students.

At HRC, we believe that we have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of LGBT youth.

As we uncovered in our groundbreaking study in 2012 of LGBT youth, the deck is stacked against young people growing up LGBT in America. With an increase in public awareness about anti-LGBT bullying and harassment and the strikingly high number of LGBT youth who are homeless, in foster care or living in high-risk situations, it is critical that we better understand the experiences, needs and concerns of all LGBT youth.

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