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119). Youth can explore their personal differences by reading online information or communicating with others who understand their self-identities to get more information and guidelines. According to the communications and information seeking, youth can develop their LGBT identities so that they can identify their LGBT identities. At the same time, using a pseudonym can help them protect themselves not being founded and recognized by those they know in the real life. Online communities are such good and safe places that provide everything that youth need to help them solve their questions, which also can help them get involved in the LGBT society and protect their personal information. Before social media, it was hard for those who lacked information or who found it impossible to join in an LGBT community to get the information to reach out their personal identities. However, social media provides different kinds of help and guides them passed the transition time, such as pseudonym service and information searching services. In a word, the online space is a safe environment for LGBT to explore their gender definition and it is also a safe environment for LGBT to make friends or share their own experience. Implications for Colleges and Universities 8
TRANSGENDER STUDENT IN COLLEGE There is a large number of students and educators ignoring this group of students’ feelings and needs, which causes the result of overt and unintentional campus discrimination. Grant, Mottet, Tanis, Harrison and Keisling did the National Transgender Discrimination Survey , which show to us 90% of transgender people had suffered from employment discrimination when they are finding jobs or working, and 78% of them were reported bullying. John Dugan, Michelle Kusel, and Dawn Simounet conducted a research study, which was about the hostile environment that transgender students faced. The results showed us that transgender students are suffering more frequent campus harassment and discrimination than any other students. At the same time, when transgender students stay in the campus community, they hold on a significantly lower overall sense of campus belonging. Actually, some students who belong to this group, are willing to be recognized and ask for help in their institutions. However, campus services are not ready to meet their needs, and because of this reason, campus services cannot fully provide support services and create inclusive policies to them. The Transgender Law and Policy Institute states that more and more colleges and universities are paying attention to gender harassment and discrimination and adding gender nondiscrimination policies, such as “creating gender-inclusive bathrooms, locker rooms, and housing options; providing a means for transgender students who have not legally changed their names to use a preferred name on public records and documents; and covering hormones and surgeries for transitioning students as part of student health”. However, no more than 10 percent of two- and four-year institutions in the United States have taken those steps on their campuses.

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