The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) recently released its biennial National School Climate Survey, with responses from 8,584 students from all fifty states and DC. The survey was conducted in 2011 and showed that a majority of LGBT students still faced harassment and felt unsafe, but reports of victimization based on sexual preference actually decreased for the first time since the survey began in 1999. The 2011 survey also showed an increase in access to school resources and support for LGBT students. At the same time, 81.9% of those polled experienced harassment, 63.5% felt unsafe, and 29.8% reported skipping at least one day of school in the past month due to safety concerns.
Read the full article here: LGBT Students Still Feel Unsafe at School, but Some Things Are Getting Better