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LGBT Issues in Middle Schools

The Experiences of LGBT Middle School Students: Findings from the 2007 National School Climate Survey (pdf) provides important information on school climate for LGBT middle school students, including the prevalence of harassment and assault and the negative consequences of such victimization on academic achievement. The availability of valuable resources and supports in middle schools, such as Gay-Straight Alliances and supportive educators, is also highlighted. Findings show that LGBT middle school students often face more hostile school climates than their high school peers, yet have access to fewer supportive resources in school.