The Data are in: Minnesota Schools are Failing Gender Diverse Students

The MSS shows that when gender diverse students are compared to their cisgender peers, they are:

  • 3 times more likely to engage in self-harm, with more than 50%  reporting they purposely hurt themselves within the previous 12 months
  • 3 times more likely to have “seriously considered attempting suicide”
  • 5 times more likely to have attempted suicide, 38% vs 6% in 9th grade, 37% vs 8% in 11th grade
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