Ohio River Valley Pride Coalition Inc serves as a resource and safe place for LGBTQIA+ individuals to meet, participate in informative activities, and receive support from peers and mentors, throughout the Ohio River Valley.
“According to a 2007 study by GLSEN, 86% of LGBT youth report being harassed at school. This ratio is very high when compared to 27 per cent of all students being bullied at school, as reported by the National Center for Educational Statistics in 2013.”
“If the family of the LGBT youth does not accept them, they are eight times more likely to commit suicide than other teens.”
“One-third of the suicide attempts that actually result in death are due to a crisis in sexual identity.”
“28 per cent of LGBT youth stop going to school because of being bullied.”