Resources for Students

SOGI Materials for Students

For Students

Students wishing to gather information about starting or supporting a Gender and Sexuality Alliance group in their school can find more information at GSA Network. The GSA Network includes a helpful guide on 10 Steps for Starting a GSA.

Helpful Handouts


Resources for Students

State of Michigan School Map

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 are likely in your school?

Use this interactive map to explore estimates of LGBTQ+ students in Michigan middle and high schools.

(Click the "Hide Toolbars” button in the bottom right corner of the maps for a full view.)

Data Sources

School Population Estimates: Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information: Michigan’s Center for Educational Performance and Information, 2020 Pupil Headcount (MSDS) (Fall Data) Accessed April 6, 2021.

*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.