Administrative Advocacy

Informing the Federal Agenda for LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion

GLSEN submitted a comment and provided testimony in response to a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Request for Information (RFI) about the need for data collection on sexual orientation, gender identity, and variations in sex characteristics or intersex status (see 87 Federal Register §163). GLSEN urged OSTP to address LGBTQ+ data inclusion in K-12 education systems in developing its Federal Evidence Agenda on LGBTQI+ Equity and, specifically, to support the use of LGBTQ+ demographic measures in anonymous surveys of secondary students, teachers and other school staff, and family of students.