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These bills prohibit bullying and harassment of students and school employees because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender identity. According to GLSEN, “Most LGBTQ students have experienced harassment and discrimination at school. Over eight in 10 (85 percent) experienced verbal harassment based on a personal characteristic, and nearly two thirds (66 percent) experienced LGBTQ-related discrimination at school. Due to feeling unsafe or uncomfortable, nearly a third (32 percent) of LGBTQ students missed at least one day of school in the last month, and over a third avoided bathrooms (39 percent) and locker rooms (38 percent).”