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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On a white background are four GLSEN pronoun pins. From left to right, the purple one reads: my pronouns are they, them, theirs; the lime one reads: my pronouns are she, her, hers; the gold one reads: my pronouns are he, him, his; and the blank magenta one reads: my pronouns are.

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
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
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.
Type
Research, Reports, and Briefs
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Identity Topic
Students of Color
Indigenous LGBTQ Students
Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native LGBTQ and two-spirit students experience hostile school climates, but school resources can make a difference.