State Snapshots

State-By-State Research

2019 State Snapshots from the National School Climate Survey


State Snapshots use data from GLSEN's 2019 National School Climate Survey to examine the school experiences of LGBTQ middle and high school students, including hearing biased language, experiences of victimization, incidents of anti-LGBTQ discrimination, and access to resources and supports at school.

Snapshots are available for 40 states, each linked on the side of this page. This state-specific data allows advocates, educators, administrators, and policymakers, among others, to evaluate school climate in their individual state, and to advocate for safer and more inclusive school environments for LGBTQ students across the nation, including LGBTQ-supportive school policies, LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, and more.

State Snapshots feature state-level data drawn from GLSEN’s biennial National School Climate Survey. Begun in 1999, the survey is the only survey of its kind, documenting the experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools, including the extent of the challenges that they face and their access to the school-based resources that support their educational success and well-being. To access national-level infographics, an executive summary, and the GLSEN 2019 National School Climate Survey report visit

Download our 2019 Snapshots by State below:

Using State and Local Data for State and Local Advocacy

In this webinar, we review GLSEN's 2021 legislative agenda, then walk through two tools to help safe schools advocates leverage data for action: GLSEN's 2019 State Snapshots, as well as our Local School Climate Survey tool. We then discuss one of GLSEN's legislative priorities in greater detail - inclusive curricular standards - in a conversation that lifts up the efforts of advocates in Nevada to pass an inclusive curricular standards law and the Oregon Department of Education’s work on implementing the inclusive curricular standards legislation enacted in that state.