11. February - 17. February 2013
“Manchmal schlägt dir das Leben plötzlich eine Tür vor der Nase zu und du begreifst nicht, warum. Erst wenn sich die richtige Tür öffnet, erkennst du, weshalb die falsche geschlossen wurde.” Paul Ferrini [“Sometimes life slams a door in your face and you can’t grasp why. Only when the right door opens, you recognize why the wrong one was closed.” Paul Ferrini] - found in Prenzlauer Berg
Gay and transgender youth, particularly gender nonconforming girls, are up to three times more likely to experience harsh disciplinary treatment by school administrators than their heterosexual counterparts.
As with racial disparities in school discipline, these higher rates of punishment do not correlate to higher rates of misbehavior among gay and transgender youth.
LGBT youth make up 13-15 percent of the juvenile justice system, even though they make-up only 5–7 percent of the population overall, and 60 percent of these youth are black or Latino.
This high rate of contact with the system is due in part to harsh school sanctions often based on their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity."