GLSEN’s 2011 National School Climate Survey – LGBT students are fairing better but there is room for improvement

Posted on: September 7th, 2012

In its latest National School Climate Survey released this week, GLSEN reported that that use of anti-gay language has continued to decline and, for the first time, victimization of students based on sexual orientation has begun to drop. LGBT inclusive curriculum and active Gay-Straight Alliances were cited to be positively affecting the school experiences of LGBT youth. 

Despite this progress, the survey found the vast majority of LGBT students are still experiencing harassment that affects their school performance and psychological well-being.

It seems clear that there is still work to be done in schools across the country.

Check out the full survey here.