The Safe Place to Learn study found that widespread bullying has dangerous academic, health and safety consequences for students." They Don't Even Know Me: Understanding Anti-Gay Harassment and Violence in School -- a powerful report about the physical and emotional abuse associated with anti-gay violence in schools.
It Gets Better Project -- a national project started by journalist Dan Savage to help LGBT youth understand that the harassment many experience in school and in their youth, often subsides after school.
The study also presents extensive and detailed data and information about the types of harassment many LBGT youth experience in school AND about the benefits they experience in association with Gay-Straight Alliances, anti-bullying policies that specifically address harassment due to perceived sexual orientation and more.
Key Findings of GLSEN's 2003 National Climate Survey -- a summary report of this important annual study.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network(GLSEN) -- an excellent site with lots of information and resources useful to educators.
GLSEN's 2009 National School Climate Survey -- A powerful national study that reports that "nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment in school".
Podlesny -- a precedent setting 1996 case that established a school district may be held accountable for failing to protect a student from anti-LGBT harassment and abuse.
This is the brief for the federal appeals case that set the precedent, and it includes the horrific detail of Jamie Nabozny's abuse at the hands of classmates and of the failure of educators in his Ashland, WI school system to protect and support him.
GLSEN's 2003 National School Climate Survey: The Experiences of LGBT Youth in our Nation's Schools - a full report of this annual study which documents issues many LGBT youth and professionals experience in schools -- also includes information about schools with effective policies and practices regarding issues of sexual orientation and harassment.
GLSEN's 2005 National School Climate Survey: The Experiences of LGBT Youth in our Nation's Schools - a national survey about issues many LGBT youth and professionals experience in schools -- includes recommendations about what should and must be done.