The SLDN reported a total of 1,075 incidents of anti-gay harassment
in all four service branches last year, compared to 871 in 2000.
Department of Education issued examples of anti-gay harassment
that are prohibited under Title IX.
In 1997 the administration issued a "spirit of inclusion" statement strongly condemning anti-gay harassment
but falling short of banning discriminatory practices.
One feature of the 2003 GLSEN study was its desire to ascertain the consequences of anti-gay harassment
in America's high schools, and it found that the cost is high.
SAN FRANCISCO -- An historic settlement in an anti-gay harassment
lawsuit was filed in federal court today, the first filed under a recent California law that protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.