Research

Type
School Climate Survey
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Based on data from the 2017 National School Climate Survey, State Snapshots provide the facts on school climate for LGBTQ students in selected states.
Type
School Climate Survey
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Identity Topic
Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ Students
Black LGBTQ Students
Indigenous LGBTQ Students
Latinx LGBTQ Students
Gender Non Conforming ​​​​​​​(GNC) Student
Transgender Students
LGBTQ Students with ​​​​​​​Disabilities
Nonbinary Students
Students of Color
New data from the largest-ever survey of LGBTQ students shows homophobic remarks and verbal harassment in school leveling off for the first time in a decade, and victimization based on gender expression increasing.
Type
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Issue
Inclusive Curriculum
Inclusive Sex Education
A number of states have “no promo homo” laws that prevent positive portrayals of “homosexuality” in school health education. This brief examines the relationship between these laws and school climate and resources for LGBTQ youth.
Type
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Identity Topic
Latinx LGBTQ Students
The Puerto Rico School Climate Survey provides the first comprehensive data on the school experiences of LGBTQ youth in Puerto Rico.
Gender Terminology
Type
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
This report outlines how excluding transgender students from the school facilities that match their gender is not only unnecessary, but profoundly harmful.
Type
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Inclusive Curriculum
Inclusive Sex Education
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
Gender Non Conforming ​​​​​​​(GNC) Student
This report examines bias and peer victimization in secondary schools, including an in-depth look at LGBTQ student issues. It also documents teachers' preparation and practices, and explores changes in school climate over the past decade.
Type
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Identity Topic
Students of Color
Black LGBTQ Students
Latinx LGBTQ Students
Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ Students
Indigenous LGBTQ Students
Gender Non Conforming ​​​​​​​(GNC) Student
LGBTQ Students with ​​​​​​​Disabilities
Transgender Students
This report examines the conditions that push LGBTQ youth out of school, including unsafe climates, unfair discipline policies, and discriminatory practices.
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
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Misgendering, Gender, and Pronouns
Athletics
Inclusive Curriculum
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
Nonbinary Students
Gender Non Conforming ​​​​​​​(GNC) Student
Students of Color
Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ Students
Black LGBTQ Students
Latinx LGBTQ Students
Indigenous LGBTQ Students
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.
Type
Journals and Books
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
Gender Non Conforming ​​​​​​​(GNC) Student
Nonbinary 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)
Type
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Identity Topic
Students of Color
Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ Students
Black LGBTQ Students
Indigenous LGBTQ Students
Latinx LGBTQ Students
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
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
Gender Non Conforming ​​​​​​​(GNC) Student
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.
Type
Research, Reports, and Briefs
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
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)
Program
Educator Network
Type
Research, Reports, and Briefs
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.
Type
Journals and Books
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
Gender Non Conforming ​​​​​​​(GNC) Student
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)