Research & Reports

Research about harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools is a valuable tool for understanding the experiences of LGBT youth, youth with LGBT parents, and students who are perceived as LGBT in our schools. Research can help us identify what steps schools can take to improve school safety and create a positive school climate for all youth.

In this section, you’ll find important research and reports about LGBT issues in education. Use this research to help you advocate for change in your school.

If you would like to conduct your own school climate survey, GSA Network can provide you with sample surveys and help you analyze the results. Contact us!

In this section you’ll find:

  • California Research & Reports
    Research specifically focused on LGBT issues in California schools.
  • National Research & Reports
    Research conducted with youth across the country about LGBT issues in education, and reports from national organizations and professional associations on LGBT and education issues.
  • Family Acceptance Project
    Learn about GSA Network’s partnership with the Family Acceptance Project, which has conducted groundbreaking research on issues of family acceptance and rejection as it relates to health outcomes for LGBT young people.
  • Publications
    Find the books, publications, and academic journals featuring GSA Network or co-authored by our staff.