2021 National School Climate Survey

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LGBTQ+ youth, speak out about your school experiences!

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The 2021 National School Climate Survey is GLSEN's twelfth national survey of LGBTQ+ youth. It is a crucial tool in GLSEN's mission for fighting anti-LGBTQ+ bias in K-12 schools across the nation. The information gathered from this survey will help GLSEN inform education policymakers and the public about the right of all students to be treated with respect in their schools. Many students in the past have also used the survey information to advocate with their teachers and principals for safer schools for LGBTQ+ students.

Who can take the survey

If you attended high school or middle school sometime during the last school year (2020-2021), identify as LGBTQ+, and are at least 13 years old, tell us about your experiences in school! You are eligible to take this survey if you attended school online, or in person, or a combination of the two. You are also eligible even if you attended school for only part of the year. The survey is completely anonymous.

The survey asks questions about your experiences in school, including hearing homophobic remarks, being harassed because of your sexual orientation and/or how you express your gender and how supportive your school is of LGBTQ+ students.

If you have any questions about the survey, contact Dr. Joseph Kosciw, Director of the GLSEN Research Institute, at joseph.kosciw@glsen.org.

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A report of findings from the 2021 National School Climate Survey will be available in 2022. If you would like to see how GLSEN has used the survey information in past years, you can see key findings from our 2019 survey or read the full report.