National School Climate Survey – The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools

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Author(s): The Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Published: Oct. 22, 2014

Report Intro/Brief:
"The 2013 National School Climate Survey is GLSEN's 8th biennial report on the school experiences of LGBT youth in schools, including the in-school resources that support LGBT students’ well-being, the extent of the challenges that they face at school, and insights into many other aspects of LGBT students’ experiences. The survey has consistently indicated that a safer school climate directly relates to the availability of LGBT school-based resources and support, including Gay-Straight Alliances, inclusive curriculum, supportive school staff, and comprehensive anti-bullying policies.

The full 2013 National School Climate Survey report includes information LGBT middle and high school students' experiences with:

  • Hearing biased language
  • Experiences of harassment and assualt
  • Anti-LGBT discrimination at school
  • The availability and impact of supportive school resources

...as well as demographic and school characteristic differences and information about changes in school climate over time."