Research and Education Webinars
GLSEN’s education webinars share real-life stories, relevant data, and effective practices around LGBTQ inclusion in schools. Our resources are full of tips and tools to help you create a safe and affirming learning environment for all of your students.
GLSEN’s research webinars provide in-depth information about LGBTQ issues in our nation’s K-12 schools.
LEARN MORE ABOUT LGBTQ ISSUES IN OUR NATION’S K-12 SCHOOLS
With topics that include sex education, gender expression, school discipline, and sports, our webinars provide valuable information about LGBTQ issues impacting K-12 education. Explore the webinars below to learn with us as we dive into these important topics. Together, we can transform our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.
School Mental Health Professionals Supporting LGBTQ Youth
As part of the GLSEN Research Learning Series and co-hosted by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), the American Council for School Social Work (ACSSW), and the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA), this webinar shares new research and recommendations for best practices for school mental health professionals’ work to support LGBTQ students. It highlights data from our research report on professionals' LGBTQ-related attitudes, practices, and training and includes a panel of school mental health professionals discussing the strategies that have worked in their schools.
State Data for Advocacy
As part of the GLSEN Research Learning Series, this webinar presents new state-level data on school climate for LGBTQ students in 41 states and Puerto Rico from our newly released State Snapshots. For those needing more local data, we also discuss where and how they can generate data for their own school, district, or county. GLSEN’s Public Policy Director discusses ways to use state and local data to advocate for LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices at the state and district level.
Past Research Webinars
LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Education
In this webinar, we discuss the need for LGBTQ inclusion in sex education, the policies across the U.S. restricting LGBTQ-inclusive health education, and educator practices around LGBTQ inclusion in sex education, including new findings from the 2017 National School Climate Survey. We also share resources and best practices to improve sex education for LGBTQ students, including affirming language, inclusive practices, and additional resources for reproductive and sexual health education that can support all students in minimizing risks and building healthy relationships.
Trans and GNC Student Experiences
2017 National School Climate Survey
The GLSEN Research Institute shares the latest findings on LGBTQ student experiences in K-12 schools from the 2017 National School Climate Survey.
Professional Development for Educators
GLSEN’s Educator Webinar Series highlights LGBTQ educators and students as they share their experiences and best practices for creating inclusive and equitable schools. Join our free monthly webinars for resources, recommendations, and relevant GLSEN data to use in your advocacy.
- LGBTQ+ Advocacy in Special Education
- LGBTQ+ Educators - Out and Proud at School
- Back to School in a Pandemic: LGBTQ+ Student Safety
- Supporting LGBTQ Students of Color
- LGBTQ+ - Inclusive Sex Ed Webinar
- Mental Health Advocacy
Support Your GSA
Research indicates that GSAs (Gender and Sexuality Alliances) improve school climate, individual well-being and educational outcomes for LGBTQ youth. See GLSEN’s Virtual Resources for GSA Support or check out our free resources for GSAs.
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