The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has released The 2011 National School Climate Survey: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools. GLSEN’s reports and surveys are typically a treasure trove of fascinating, important, and useful information, and I expect this year will be no different.
GLSEN’s press release today begins as follows:
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) today released The 2011 National School Climate Survey, the only national study that for over a decade has consistently examined the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students in America’s schools. The 2011 survey found for the first time both decreased levels of biased language and victimization and increased levels of student access to LGBT-related school resources and support.
Given GLSEN’s strong track record of producing solid analysis based on reliable data, I encourage folks to take a closer look at the report, as I plan to do myself.
The link above will bring you to the press release, and from there you can access the full report or a summary of it. You can also access the full report directly at this link.