LGBTQ Youth in California Public Schools: Differences Across the State

by Soon Kyu Choi, Laura Baams, and Bianca D.M Wilson
October 2017

Despite state laws protecting LGBTQ youth from bullying and discrimination at school, a new report finds that LGBTQ youth in California experience less connection to their school, poorer academic outcomes and more frequent victimization than their non-LGBTQ peers. The report also finds that LGBTQ youth in rural areas of California have more negative school environments and feel less safe at school compared to LGBTQ youth in urban areas of the state.

Read the press release

Read the report

Visit our LGBTQ in California Public Schools webpage to learn more

The report also includes an addendum that compares the school experiences and well-being of LGBTQ youth to that of non-LGBTQ youth in six regions of California:


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