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Strengths and Silences The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students in Rural and Small Town Schools

May 2012
Neal A. Palmer, Joseph G. Kosciw, Mark J. Bartkiewicz

Strengths and Silences underscores the need for educators and policymakers to do more to address the safety risks for LGBT students in rural and small-town schools. Rural LGBT students are far less likely to have access to LGBT‑related resources at school. Nonetheless, they benefit substantially when such resources are present.

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