June 18, 2013

Speak out about your experiences!

Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ)? Are you between 13 and 18 years old? Are you in school currently (or have you been in school recently)? Then SPEAK OUT and help inform education policymakers and the public about what's really going on in our nation's schools.

The 2013 National School Climate Survey is GLSEN's eighth national survey of LGBTQ youth. It is a crucial tool in GLSEN's mission to fight anti-LGBT bias in K-12 schools across the nation. The information gathered from this survey will help GLSEN to inform education policymakers and the public about the right of all students to be treated with respect in their schools. Many students in the past have also used the survey information to advocate with their teachers and principals for safer schools for LGBT students. The survey is completely anonymous.

The survey is available in English and Spanish and asks questions about your experiences in school, including hearing homophobic remarks, being harassed because of your sexual orientation and/or how you express your gender and how supportive your school is of LGBT students.

To take the survey, click here.

If you have any questions about the survey, contact Dr. Neal Palmer, Research Associate, at npalmer@glsen.org. A report of findings from the 2013 National School Climate Survey will be available in Fall 2014. If you would like to see how GLSEN has used the survey information in past years, you can see key findings from our 2011 survey or read the full report by going here: 2011 National School Climate Survey.  

Christoph Sawyer

About Christoph Sawyer

GLSEN National: Communications Intern Summer 2013

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