The state of Colorado did it’s part to help protect LGBT youth by passing an anti-bullying law in 2011, but school districts haven’t held up their end of the bargain in enforcement.
According to Out Front only 55 of the 147 school districts in Colorado have policies that comply with the law. That means that only 37 percent of districts explicitly protect LGBT youth in their policies.
“Comprehensive, enumerated bullying prevention policies make schools safer for all young people,” said Brad Clark, One Colorado’s executive director. “The legislature has done its job, passing a law that protects gay and transgender young people. But more than 60 percent of school districts have not done their part to ensure that policies are implemented at the local level.”
Sports Editor Kyle covers Colorado State University sports for the Rocky Mountain Collegian. He is entering his senior year at CSU and has covered every Division-I sport the school offers. Eventually he'd like to cover a Final Four, Super Bowl, and World Cup.