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Home > Culture/Diversity > Sexual Orientation/Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth Issues > LGBTQ Facts and Information

 
 

LGBTQ Knowledge Assessment Tool

Introduction

In an effort to offer effective supports and services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth, the following tool has been developed to assess levels of knowledge and understanding.

Take a few moments to complete the following sections. The tool consists of some definitions, agree/disagree, true or false, and multiple-choice questions. You may print this page and then fill in your answers. (See the printer-friendly page link at the bottom of this page.) This is not a test. Simply complete each section to the best of your ability.

Definitions

Define the following:

Homosexual:










Heterosexual:










Gay:










Lesbian:










Bisexual:










Transgendered:










Questioning:










Sexual Preference:










Sexual Orientation:










Gender Identity:








Agree/Disagree

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity are the same thing.

Yes ___       No ___

Homosexuality is a mental illness.

Yes ___       No ___

Sexual Orientation can be changed.

Yes ___       No ___

Sexual behavior defines sexual orientation.

Yes ___       No ___

Young people can be convinced to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered by adults.

Yes ___       No ___

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth face the same levels of risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as do heterosexual youth.

Yes ___       No ___

True or False

Heterosexual youth get pregnant, or get someone pregnant, more often than do gay, lesbian, or bisexual youth.

True ___       False ___

All people who engage in same-sex behavior identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

True ___       False ___

Gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth are threatened with a weapon at school more often than are heterosexual youth.

True ___       False ___

Condom use is the same among African American and Latino gay and bisexual youth as it is among their white counterparts.

True ___       False ___

In most states, teachers can be fired for being gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

True ___       False ___

LGBTQ homeless youth leave home nearly twice as often as heterosexual homeless youth.

True ___       False ___

Multiple Choice

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey, gay, bisexual, or lesbian youth are how many time more likely to get pregnant or get someone pregnant than are heterosexual youth?

Not as likely ___       Equally likely ___       Twice as likely ___       Three times as likely ___

According to the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey, gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth are how many times more likely to skip school than are heterosexual youth because they feel unsafe?

Not as likely ___       Equally likely ___       Three times as likely ___       Four times as likely ___

According to the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey, gay, bisexual, or lesbian youth are how many time more likely to attempt suicide than are heterosexual youth?

Not as likely ___       Equally likely ___       Twice as likely ___       Four times as likely ___

According to a Massachusetts Department of Public Health survey of gay, bisexual, and transgendered youth, what percentage of male-to-female transgendered youth traded sex for money, drugs, or a place to stay?

25% ___       50% ___       75% ___       100% ___

In how many states is it legal to fire someone for being gay or lesbian?

0-10 ___       10-20 ___       20-30 ___       30-40 ___

How many residential programs currently exist nationally that are designed to serve LGBTQ youth?

0 ___       1-3 ___       3-10 ___       10-20 ___

How many schools currently exist nationally that are designed to serve LGBTQ youth?

0 ___       1-3 ___       3-10 ___       10-20 ___

In what year did the U.S. Supreme Court rule that homosexual sexual conduct was no longer a criminal offense?

1973 ___       1986 ___       1994 ___       2003 ___

In what year did the U.S. Supreme Court legalize interracial marriage?

1948 ___       1954 ___       1967 ___       1973 ___

In how many states can lesbian and gay couples legally marry?

0 ___       1-5 ___       6-10 ___       11-20 ___


Click here for an answer key.

Rob Woronoff MS
Director, LGBTQ Services
Child Welfare League of America
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 250
Arlington VA 22202
703/412-3171
Fax 703/412-2401
rworonoff@cwla.org  


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