The All Students Count Coalition believes that by collecting data on aspects of young people’s sexuality and gender—such as identity, behavior, and expression—state and local education agencies, along with their health and community partners, will be able to tailor policies and programs to better meet the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (GLBTQ) and gender non-conforming youth to promote health and academic success. The Coalition encourages state and local education agencies to include questions on their Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) about same-sex behavior, sexual identity, and gender expression.
- ASQ Sexual Orientation FAQ 2016
- Stonewall National Education Symposium 2016 YRBS Gender and Sexuality Questions: Making Every Student Count
- Identifying Health Risks and Disparities among Gender Expansive Youth through the YRBSS
- Gender Expression & the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Fact Sheet
- Gender Expression & the Youth Risk Behavior Surveilance System: Idenifying and Addressing Vulnerable Student Health Risks
- Gender Expression Data Analysis in Three Categories by Site
- Gender Expansive Students at Higher Risk of Suicidal Behavior
- Gender Expansive Students at Greater Risk for Bullying, Increased Tobacco Use and Substance Use as Possible Coping Strategies
The All Students Count Coalition is composed of Advocates for Youth, The Trevor Project, Center for American Progress, Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Genders & Sexuality Alliance Network (GSA Network), Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS), Human Rights Campaign (HRC); and other health, education, and advocacy organizations.
For more information, please contact:
Mary Beth Sydlowski MPH, CHES
Program Manager, School Health Equity
Phone: 202-419-3420 EXT: 28