2021 State Snapshots Overview
State Snapshots use data from GLSEN’s http://www.glsen.org/nscs to examine the school experiences of LGBTQ+ middle and high school students, including hearing biased language, experiences of victimization, incidents of anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination, and access to resources and supports at school.
Snapshots are available for 43 states, each linked below. This state-specific data allows advocates, educators, administrators, and policymakers, among others, to evaluate school climate in their individual state, and to advocate for safer and more inclusive school environments for LGBTQ+ students across the nation, including LGBTQ+-supportive school policies, LGBTQ+-inclusive curriculum, and more.
State Snapshots feature state-level data drawn from GLSEN’s biennial National School Climate Survey. Begun in 1999, the survey is the only survey of its kind, documenting the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth in schools, including the extent of the challenges that they face and their access to the school-based resources that support their educational success and well-being. To access national-level infographics, an executive summary, and the GLSEN 2021 National School Climate Survey report visit http://www.glsen.org/nscs.