Creating Affirming Schools & Classrooms

What resources exist to help make schools and classrooms safer and more affirming for LGBTQ students? 

Safe Schools Coalition – A national project to add policies in schools to protect LGBTQ students

Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive approach to improving school climate in elementary school environments with training, resources, and lessons to help schools in embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, creating gender-expansive schools, and supporting transgender and non-binary students.

Teaching Tolerance is a free online resource including magazine, newsletter, film kit, webinars, and more for educators of all types

GLSEN works to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

PFLAG: Safe Schools –PFLAG chapters work directly with schools and stakeholders in their communities, providing support, resources, training, creative programs, and even model policy to create an environment of respect. Our umbrella program to support their efforts, work with our national partners and raise visibility of the issues facing LGBTQ youth in learning environments is our Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All program.

Trevor Space – a safe internet chat room for LGBTQ youth that is monitored by adults

The Trevor Helpline exists to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicide. You can also call 1.866.4U.TREVOR.

GSA Network – GSA advocates for safe schools and communities for gender and racial minorities.

This guide is also a useful in-depth tool you can use to better understand your LGBTQ students.

I want to help the LGBTQ student in my life become more educated about safe sex. 

We have a whole page dedicated to this subject, but in the meantime, here are a few resources to get started.

Scarleteen is sex education for the real world. It’s inclusive, supportive, and comprehensive information for emerging teens and young adults.

Tabú Sex and bodies can be awkward. Relationships, hookups, situationships: there’s a lot to navigate. You can count on tabú to keep it honest, keep it real, and always keep it relevant. No question or conversation is too tabú.