ABOUT THIS MAP
There are 21 states and the District of Columbia that have passed legislation that specifically prohibits bullying and harassment of students by their peers in K-12 schools based on actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. Utah, Hawaii, and West Virginia promulgated regulations that establish protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The territories of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands have laws that protect students from bullying and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The territories of Guam and the Virgin Islands have protections for students on the basis of sexual orientation only.
We continue to assess and categorize states on this map based on updates to state laws and regulations. If you see a state on this map that needs an update, please email email@example.com.