Did you attend middle or high school in the last year? Are you over the age of 13? Do you identified as LGBTQ? The awesome folks at GLSEN want to hear from you!
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Student Education Network, is in the middle of their 2015 National School Climate Survey which aims to get a better understanding of how LGBTQ students are treated in schools.
The survey 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.
In 2013, about 7,900 students responded from over 2,000 school districts. The findings were fairly grim, with 55.5% of LGBT students saying they felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation, and 37.8% because of their gender expression.
The survey is completely anonymous and available in English and Spanish.
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