Our national reports examine many aspects of school safety, from elementary school students’ and teachers’ experiences, to the interactions LGBT 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.

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  • NEW: Experiences of LGBT Youth Online

    LGBT youth face greater harassment online, but also find greater peer support and access to health information. Out Online is the first to examine in-depth the experiences of LGBT youth on the Internet.

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  • National School Climate Survey

    Our most recent National School Climate Survey shows alarming rates of victimization, but it is getting better.

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  • LGBT Issues in Elementary Schools

    Looking at numerous surveys of elementary school students and teachers, Playgrounds and Prejudice reveals that bias is common and teachers are unprepared to address LGBT issues.

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  • Students' and Teachers' Perspectives on School Climate

    From Teasing to Torment reports findings from a national survey of students and teachers gauging the school climate in America and highlights the severity of school bullying and harassment. Several state-level sub-reports are available.

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  • LGBT Student Experiences in School Sports and P.E.

    This research brief examines the experiences of LGBT students in middle and high school athletics, using data from GLSEN's 2011 National School Climate Survey.

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  • LGBT Students in Rural and Small Towns

    Strengths & Silences looks at the experiences of more than 2,000 LGBT middle and high school students attending rural and small town schools across the US.

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  • LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum

    Teaching Respect examines the impact of curriculum that includes positive representations of LGBT people, history and events on the school experiences of LGBT students.

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  • Experiences of LGBT Students of Color

    In our nation’s schools, there are over 2,000 LGBT middle and high school students who are also students of color. This report documents their experiences, and gives them a voice.

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  • Transgender Students in U.S. Schools

    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.

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  • LGBT Issues in Middle Schools

    The challenges that face LGBT middle students are unique to those of younger students, and even their high school peers. This report documents their experiences, and highlights the importance of supportive resources.

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  • LGBT Parents and Their Children

    We need parents to be involved, but the sad truth is – they’re not. This report demonstrates the lack of support and inclusion our LGBT students are getting from their families, and why that needs to change.

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  • The Principal’s Perspective

    This study finds that although our nation’s principals do try – most are engaging in anti-bullying/harassment efforts – they aren’t doing enough to specifically address school safety for LGBT students.

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  • Impact of Gay-Straight Alliances

    This brief looks at just how important a Gay-Straight Alliance is for LGBT students and their allies.

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