GLSEN, a leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students, recently launched its 2011 National School Climate Survey to LGBTQ youth. This survey is GLSEN’s 7th national survey of LGBT youth and is the only national survey that specifically examines the experiences of LGBT youth in middle and high school. It calls for youth to respond about their experiences with harassment and victimization at school, hearing biased language from students and school staff and with other factors that affect their overall feelings of comfort and safety at school. The information gathered from this survey will help GLSEN to advocate for the rights of all students to be treated with respect in their schools.
Please share the link to this survey with your youth. http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/library/record/2730.html?state=tools&type=student. The survey takes about 25 minutes to complete and is anonymous.
Leslie M. Kantor, MPH
National Director of Education Initiatives
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
434 West 33 Street
New York, NY 10001