The right to education includes the right to comprehensive sexual education. Others reported that they were teased and harassed, said that their classmates described them as sick or pitiful, or overheard anti-LGBT comments that led them to conceal their identities and live in fear of attack. She described one example:. I was suddenly no longer lost. In addition, to make the right to education meaningful, schools should ensure that school curricula, interactions with school personnel, and school policies are non-discriminatory and provide information to LGBT youth on the same terms as their non-LGBT peers.
Transgender The gender identity of people whose sex assigned at birth does not conform to their identified or lived gender.
In MayRoskomnadzor took steps to shutter ParniPlusa website containing information about the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men in Russia. Teachers rarely intervened when they observed such abuse, LGBT students told us, adding that the indifference they observed from most teachers dissuaded them from complaining about it. We will put you in a dress and make you a proper woman. And this is very hard. This report is based on Human Rights Watch interviews conducted between October and April with 56 sexual and gender minority youth and 11 mental health providers and social workers in Russia, extensive review of court records and secondary source materials through Novemberand prior Human Rights Watch research published in news releases and other public documents from to Our teacher took a neutral position on this topic.
Transgender Women Persons designated male at birth but who identify and may present themselves as women. I often faced rude insults, humiliating jokes—harsh words that can even be called threats. Describing her school environment, she said:. Such restrictions are particularly damaging and humiliating for transgender youth, as wearing gender-affirming clothing is an important part of social transition. I was getting worse and worse. A re straight directors qualified to tell gay stories on screen? I also tell parents of children this.