Sobering new data on LGBTQ+ students

Over the last two decades, the nation’s schools have become increasingly supportive environments for LGBTQ+ students. However, this momentum appears to have slowed dramatically since 2015, according to GLSEN’s latest National School Climate Survey. The newest data, released this week, suggest a troubling resurgence of anti-LGBTQ+ hate speech, harassment, assault, and other forms of hostility and discrimination.

Read the press release and full report.

Source:  Kosciw, J.G. et al. (2018). The 2017 National School Climate Survey: The experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth in our nation’s schools. New York, NY: GLSEN.

TERESA PRESTON (tpreston@pdkintl.org) is managing editor, content, of Phi Delta Kappan.

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