Research

Type
School Climate Survey
Student Action Resources
Safe Space Kit
Interested in school climate in your area? GLSEN Research provides the tools you need to assess student experiences in your school or community. Check out our updated online survey tool to get started!
Type
School Climate Survey
LGBTQ Students Experience Pervasive Harassment and Discrimination, But School-Based Supports Can Make a Difference
Type
Safe Space Kit
Research, Reports, and Briefs
This evaluation furthers the understanding of the use and effectiveness of GLSEN’s Safe Space Kit as a tool for improving the school experiences of LGBTQ youth.
Type
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
An examination of the anti-bullying policies of all 13,181 U.S. school districts, providing the prevalence of those policies and whether state laws and guidance are being implemented at the district level.
Program
National Student Council
Professional Development
Type
Blog
Newsroom and Press
Journals and Books
Issue
Inclusive Sex Education
Inclusive Curriculum
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
“Counting” Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Adults in Health Research Recommendations from the Gender Identity in US Surveillance Group (2015)
Type
Educator Guides
Lesson Plans
Newsroom and Press
Reflecting Resiliency: Openness About Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity and Its Relationship to Well-Being and Educational Outcomes for LGBTQ Students (2015)
Program
Ally Week
Educator Network
National Student Council
Type
Blog
LGBTQ History
Lesson Plans
Identity Topic
Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ Students
Black LGBTQ Students
Indigenous LGBTQ Students
Latinx LGBTQ Students
Students of Color
In our nation’s schools, there are over 2,000 LGBTQ middle and high school students who are also students of color. This report documents their experiences, and gives them a voice.
Type
Blog
Journals and Books
Newsroom and Press
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
This report takes a look at the first national study on transgender middle and high school students, and the harsh realities they face in our schools.
Program
National Student Council
Professional Development
Type
Blog
Journals and Books
Newsroom and Press
School Climate Survey
We need parents to be involved, but the sad truth is – they’re not. This report demonstrates the lack of support and inclusion our LGBTQ students are getting from their families, and why that needs to change.
Program
Educator Network
Type
Educator Guides
Issue
Athletics
This research brief examines the experiences of LGBTQ students in middle and high school athletics, using data from GLSEN's 2011 National School Climate Survey.
Program
National Student Council
Professional Development
Type
Educator Guides
LGBTQ History
Issue
Misgendering, Gender, and Pronouns
The effect of negative school climate on academic outcomes for LGBTQ youth and the role of in-school supports (2013)
Type
Webinars and Media
Blog
Journals and Books
LGBTQ History
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Inclusive Curriculum
Inclusive Sex Education
Misgendering, Gender, and Pronouns
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
Book chapter: "The relation between suicidal ideation and bullying victimization in a national sample of transgender and non-transgender adolescents" in Youth Suicide and Bullying (2014)
Type
Journals and Books
Blog
School Climate Survey
Newsroom and Press
Student Action Resources
Journals and Books
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Type
Student Action Resources
Webinars and Media
LGBTQ History
Online Social Support as a Buffer Against Online and Offline Peer and Sexual Victimization Among U.S. LGBTQ and Non-LGBTQ Youth
Type
LGBTQ History
Educator Guides
Lesson Plans
Book chapter: "Failing progress: Changes in school climate for LGBT youth over time" in Gender and Sexualities in Education: A Reader (2014)
Type
Student Action Resources
Student Action Resources
Safe Space Kit
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Misgendering, Gender, and Pronouns
Gender Minority Social Stress in Adolescence: Disparities in Adolescent Bullying and Substance Use by Gender Identity (2014)
Type
Blog
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Inclusive Sex Education
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
Predictors of US teachers’ intervention in anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer bullying and harassment (2014)
Program
National Student Council
Type
LGBTQ History
Safe Space Kit
Student Action Resources
Research, Reports, and Briefs
This evaluation documents the effects of the educator training component of New York City's Respect for All initiative, and provides insight on how professional development for educators can impact school climate.
Program
No Name Calling Week
Educator Network
GSA
National Student Council
Professional Development
Type
Safe Space Kit
School Climate Survey
Student Action Resources
Educator Guides
Webinars and Media
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Can one week of celebrating kindness make a difference for school communities? We asked No-Name Calling Week participants from elementary and middle schools to find out.
Type
Student Action Resources
Blog
Educator Guides
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Journals and Books
LGBT youth face greater harassment online, but also find greater peer support and access to health information. Out Online is the first to examine in-depth the experiences of LGBTQ youth on the Internet.