LGBTQ Issues in Education
LGBTQ Issues in Education

Educators and education researchers are addressing LGBTQ issues with a sense of legitimacy and urgency. AERA proudly supports diversity and inclusion and is committed to advancing empirical evidence to inform practices and policies that support LGBTQ individuals in education and learning settings. This resource page provides access to AERA-published journal articles, publications, fact sheets, and other materials of use to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and others with a commitment to LGBTQ education issues. 

AERA Statements on LGBTQ issues

Statement from AERA President Shaun R. Harper and Executive Director Felice J. Levine in Support of Transgender and Non-Binary Persons
April 2021

AERA Speaks Out on Bathroom Rules for Transgender Students
March 2017

AERA Speaks to "Texas Bathroom Bill"
January 2017

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the Terror Attack in Orlando
June 2016

AERA Report: LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda

The AERA report, LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda, and related July 9, 2015, Capitol Hill briefing,  brought rigorous and relevant knowledge to bear on this important issue. AERA will offer a 50% discount on the report during Pride Month.

Capitol Hill Briefing (July 9, 2015)
This briefing focused on several of the critical areas that were addressed in the AERA report, LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda, including bullying and k-12 students; student achievement and educational attainment; challenges conducting research; and recommendations for further research.


Spotlight on LGBTQ Education Researchers

To celebrate 2023 Pride Month and to honor the work being done by education researchers on LGBTQ issues and education, this series of videos spotlights scholars and their research, the inspiration for their work, and advice for aspiring scholars.

Open Access AERA Articles

Click here for links to selected AERA journal articles, provided open access, on LGBTQ+ issues.


Bullying and Peer Victimization Among Vulnerable Populations
In 2013, AERA published Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges and Universities. One of the briefs in the report -- "Bullying and Peer Victimization Among Vulnerable Populations" -- focused on victimization aimed at specific groups, including LGBTQ youth