A majority of states still do not clearly protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people from discrimination in schools, colleges, and educational programs. In this whiteboard video, YouTube celebrity Hartbeat explains why all Americans deserve the same protections from discrimination when attempting to access a quality education. To learn more about the discrimination faced by LGBT Americans in schools, see “We the People: LGBT Americans and Education.”
Animation: Maggie Ditre
Music: bensound.com, “Cute”
Hannah Hussey previously served as a Research Associate for the Center for American Progress LGBT Research and Communications Project. Sarah McBride is the Campaigns and Communications Manager for LGBT Progress at the Center.