Born Braves Mission Statement:
The Born Braves Society is a club at SFIS that provides support and a safe environment for the staff and students who are a part of the LGBTQ community and their straight allies. Our goals for this club are to spread awareness of the issues and work towards creating a supportive and open environment here at SFIS.
· 74.1% of LGBT students were verbally harassed at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation;
· 55.2% were harassed because of their gender expression (acting “too masculine” or “too feminine”). – The average grade point average (GPA) for LGBT students who were frequently harassed because of their sexual orientation or gender expression was significantly lower than that of LGBT students experiencing less harassment. –
· Approximately 30% of LGBT students reported skipping a class at least once in the past month and missing at least one full day of school in the past month because they felt uncomfortable or unsafe at school. –
· Most LGBT students who are harassed or assaulted in school did not report the incident to school staff. The most common reason they gave for not reporting was that they believed staff would not do anything about it.
(GLSEN National Survey)
Sponsor: Kate Sallah