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2013 National School Climate Survey
LGBT Students Experience Pervasive Harassment and Discrimination, But School-Based Resources and Supports Are Making a Difference
The 2013 National School Climate Survey(pdf) is GLSEN's 8th biennial report on the school experiences of LGBT youth in schools, including the in-school resources that support LGBT students’ well-being, the extent of the challenges that they face at school, and insights into many other aspects of LGBT students’ experiences. The survey has consistently indicated that a safer school climate directly relates to the availability of LGBT school-based resources and support, including Gay-Straight Alliances, inclusive curriculum, supportive school staff, and comprehensive anti-bullying policies.
The full 2013 National School Climate Survey report includes information LGBT middle and high school students' experiences with:
- Hearing biased language
- Experiences of harassment and assault
- Anti-LGBT discrimination at school
- The availability and impact of supportive school resources
...as well as demographic and school characteristic differences and information about changes in school climate over time. A recording of our webinar on findings from the report is available here.
State-level information about LGBT student experiences is available for select US states at our State Snapshots page. An archive of past versions of The National School Climate Survey is available here.
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2013 National School Climate Survey - Executive Summary (En Español)