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This report from 2021 captures the views of young people about their perceptions and experiences of discrimination against LGBTQIA+ students in religious schools.

Obviously the negative experiences in this report do not reflect the environments in every religious school. There are noted examples of religious schools that actively promote and practice inclusivity.

Feeling safe at school is not only linked to educational engagement and positive
learning experiences, but also to improvements in developmental and life outcomes.

While many LGBTQIA+ young people lead happy, healthy and productive lives, research consistently shows that LGBTQIA+ people have disproportionately poorer mental health outcomes and are at higher risk of suicidal ideation and behaviours compared to the general population.