Students in schools with LGBT-inclusive curriculum or resources in place heard fewer homophobic epithets (e.g., "faggot" or "dyke") than those without an inclusive curriculum.
Additionally, close to three-fourths (73.7%) of students with no supportive staff felt unsafe in school because of their sexual orientation, but only 51.5% of students who had many supportive staff at their school felt unsafe.
Further research indicated that students with many supportive staff had a greater sense of being a part of their school community and resulted in higher grade point averages than other students (3.1 vs 2.7).
Resources exist to assist school staff in building a safer and respectful learning environment. The GLSEN Safe Space Kit and the GLSEN Lunchbox are two easy-to-use resources that are readily available to educators, administrators and staff.