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2017 National School Climate Survey

LGBTQ youth, speak out about your school experiences!  

The 2017 National School Climate Survey is GLSEN's tenth national survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer 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 to 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.

You can help GLSEN inform education policymakers and the public about what’s really going on in our nation’s schools by completing the 2017 National School Climate Survey.

If you attended high school or middle school sometime during the last school year (2016-2017), identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and are at least 13 years old, tell us about your experiences in school. (If you did not complete the entire school year you can still participate in the survey.) 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.   

To take the survey, click here.

Para hacer la encuesta en español, haz click aquí.

If you have any questions about the survey, contact Dr. Emily Greytak, Director of Research, at

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A report of findings from the 2017 National School Climate Survey will be available in 2018. If you would like to see how GLSEN has used the survey information in past years, you can see key findings from our 2015 survey or read the full report.