One young man, a college student, said he would "play along," both in an attempt to be polite and in an effort not to anger someone in a position of professional power over him. More than 20 young men have accused Republican strategist John Weaver, a co-founder of the popular anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project, of a years-long pattern of predatory sexual misconduct. They say he harassed them with explicit or suggestive messages and, in some instances, offered his support in exchange for sex. The Lincoln Project said Thursday it was launching an outside investigation into the accounts, described in various media outlets in recent weeks, according to the Associated Press. The AP previously reported how the group's officials were made aware of nearly a dozen allegations of harassment, though its leaders have insisted the young men who came forward "shocked" them and they were "betrayed" by Weaver. This week The Lincoln Project said it would also release anyone who had signed a non-disclosure agreement, if they requested one.
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Jump to navigation Skip navigation. In two separate studies, similar percentages of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth reported hearing homophobic comments in their schools. Over one-third of youth reported that no outside party ever intervened when homophobic remarks were made in their school environment, according to GLSEN's "National School Climate Survey. Of those who were victims of verbal harassment, almost half stated that this harassment occurred on a daily basis. The home environment can also be very unsafe for LGBT youth.
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Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Outside the home, schools are the primary vehicles for educating, socializing, and providing services to young people in the United States. Schools can be difficult environments for students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, but they are often especially unwelcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT youth.
Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, LGB youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. Having a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important. Positive environments can help all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health. However, some LGB youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes.