Reports and Briefs

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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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Research, Reports, and Briefs
Based on data from the 2019 National School Climate Survey, State Snapshots provide the facts on school climate for LGBTQ students in selected states.
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
Twenty years of data about LGBTQ student experiences show that continued investment in supports and resources can make schools safer and more affirming for LGBTQ youth.
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Inclusive Curriculum
Educators who support LGBTQ students may face hostile school climates. This brief reveals the similarities and differences between LGBTQ and non-LGBTQteachers’ experiences of engaging in LGBTQ-inclusive and supportive teaching.