Homophobia in Schools Report Finds It's Getting Better

Lauren Williams's picture
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Life is getting better for students like Stein, according to a report that was released today by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network(GLSEN).Its 2011 National School Climate Survey finds that use of anti-gay language has continued to decline and, for the first time, victimization of students based on sexual orientation has begun to drop.

GLSEN, a national organization that focuses on ensuring safe schools for all students, has been documenting the experiences of LGBT students every two years since 1999.

The latest survey includes responses from 8,584 students between the ages of 13 and 20, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 3,224 unique school districts.

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