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Resources for teachers, administration, parents, and students regarding LGBTQ issues in schools


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General School Resources

Gender Spectrum – Education Resources
Gender inclusive schools and classrooms welcoming all children and teens are within any school community’s reach with our education focused resources.
Topic Page: Education
Resources Page: Education

GLSEN
GLSEN’s mission is to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

PFLAG Publication – Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All
Are you ready to be an advocate for safe schools for all kids? Start here, with this publication created to give you the tools and resources you need to make sure that all kids have access to education in a safe and supportive environment. For too many of our children, attending school can be a frightening experience. And for parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, and other trusted and concerned adults, providing a safe environment for young people can seem like a daunting task, especially when dealing with the issue of how to make not only classrooms, but all school facilities, more welcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students.

The Safe Space Kit: Guide to Being an Ally to LGBT Students (by GLSEN)
Designed to help you create a safe space for LGBTQ youth in schools, the Safe Space Kit is GLSEN’s Guide to Being an Ally to LGBTQ Students. The guide provides concrete strategies that will help you support LGBTQ students, educate about anti-LGBTQ bias and advocate for changes in your school.


Primary, Elementary & Grade School

Welcoming Schools
Welcoming Schools, a Human Rights Campaign Foundation project, is the nation’s premier professional development program providing training and resources to elementary school educators to welcome diverse families, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students.

Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools
Practical guidance and field-tested tips to parents, educators, administrators, and community members on planning and supporting a transgender student through a Transition at school. The guide is geared toward the needs of all students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, and incorporates recommendations that will allow schools to tailor those plans to the particular circumstances of the student and school.
Student Transitions Page
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High School & College

Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students
Extensive lists of LGBTQ scholarships created specifically for identifying and ally students.
List of scholarships at Nitrocollege.com
List of scholarships at Gograd.org

Campus Pride
Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students.

LGBTQ Graduate Degrees
Great options for LGBTQ students or their allies aspiring to make a difference.


Transgender Students

Schools – Know Your Rights
Information about what rights transgender students have at school and how you can advocate for yourself or transgender students in your life.

Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools
Practical guidance and field-tested tips to parents, educators, administrators, and community members on planning and supporting a transgender student through a Transition at school. The guide is geared toward the needs of all students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, and incorporates recommendations that will allow schools to tailor those plans to the particular circumstances of the student and school.
Student Transitions Page
Download the PDF [PDF]

Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER)
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. TSER is the only national organization led entirely by transgender youth.