Reports and Briefs

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Reports and Briefs

GLSEN’s reports examine many aspects of school safety, from elementary school students’ and teachers’ experiences to the interactions LGBTQ parents have had with staff at their children’s schools. Learn more about the research foundations for GLSEN’s work by checking out the reports below.

 

National Reports and Briefs

Our national reports examine many aspects of school safety, from elementary school students’ and teachers’ experiences to the interactions LGBTQ parents have had with staff at their children’s schools. Learn more about the research foundations for GLSEN’s work by checking out the reports below.

State and Local Reports and Briefs

Our state and local reports examine the experiences of LGBTQ students in selected areas, using available data from reports such as GLSEN's National School Climate Survey. Our series of State Snapshots are particularly useful for understanding the experiences of LGBTQ students in your area. If no State Snapshot is available for your state, check out our Local School Climate Survey tool and help us collect this important data on the experiences of LGBTQ youth.

Evaluation Reports

What strategies really work for promoting safe and respectful schools? GLSEN Research conducts evaluations to assess the effectiveness of GLSEN programs and recommended resources. Our evaluation reports share findings about the impact of GLSEN’s efforts to improve school climate, and also discuss what safe schools and LGBTQ advocates can learn from our efforts.

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Our International Work

GLSEN has long been a leader in the movement to make schools safer and more inclusive for LGBT students in the US, and we are committed to supporting a similar mission worldwide. GLSEN staff are recognized as international champions and pioneers of LGBT issues in education and have spoken on their importance across the globe. Our current efforts include:

  • Creating an international network of scholars and advocates to make the world safer for LGBT youth.
  • Partnering with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote awareness of gender- and sexuality-based bullying worldwide.
  • Continuing to support and provide technical expertise to other NGOs to develop research capacity to foster safe schools movements around the globe, including Canada, China, Ireland, Israel, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
  • Comparing the educational experiences of LGBT youth around the world.
     

Research

Type
School Climate Survey
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ Students
Black LGBTQ Students
Gender Non Conforming ​​​​​​​(GNC) Student
Indigenous LGBTQ Students
Latinx LGBTQ Students
Nonbinary Students
Identifying Transgender and Other Gender Minority Respondents on Population-Based Surveys: Special Considerations for Adolescents, Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and Intersex Status (2014)
Type
Safe Space Kit
Journals and Books
Newsroom and Press
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
Book chapter: "Bullying, legal protections against" in The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (2016)
Type
Educator Guides
Blog
LGBTQ History
Policy and Advocacy
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Student Action Resources
Book chapter: "Disrupting hetero-gender-normativity: The complex role of LGBT affirmative supports at school" in Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Schooling: The Nexus of Research, Practice, and Policy (2016)