Researchers estimate that 14.9% of high school students identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or unsure of their sexual identity*, and 1.8% identify as transgender**.
How many LGBTQ+ students could be in your school?
Use the interactive map below to explore estimates of LGBTQ+ students in Michigan middle and high schools.
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School Population Estimates: Michigan’s Center for Educational Performance and Information, 2018-19 Pupil Headcount (MSDS) (Fall Data). (accessed May 10, 2019).
*Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Estimates: Kann, L., McManus, T., Harris, W.A., et al. (2018). Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States. MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 2018:67(No.8).
**Transgender Youth Estimates: Johns MM, Lowry R, AndrzejewskiJ, et al. (2019). Transgender Identity and Experiences of Violence Victimization, Substance Use, Suicide Risk, and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among High School Students-19 States and Large Urban School Districts, 2017. MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: 68:67–71.