If you would like LGBTQQIA cultural competency training or safe zone training we’ve got you covered.
A recorded webinar of GSSC co-founders Dr. Anneliese Singh and Maru Gonzalez discussing basic information to best support transgender and gender non-conforming students. Along with the recording you can download the powerpoint slides here.
Teaching Tolerance provides free, downloadable resources for educators through the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Safe Schools Coalition provides links to a wide variety of resources educators can utilize to foster a safe and inclusive classroom.
Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
GLSEN’s Education Department offers free curricula and lesson plans for educators to use with elementary, middle and high school students.
Organized by grade level, GLSEN’s BookLink makes it easy to find LGBTQQ themed/inclusive books and videos to use in the classroom.
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Includes excellent model policy as well as issues dealing with cyber-bullying.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Provides “Top 10 Ways to Make Schools Safer” as well as other valuable resources for anti-bullying legislation, scholarships, and training.
A transgender inclusive tool kit for creating safe schools and safe spaces. Has a very good glossary of terms commonly used in the transgender community.
A tool kit designed to teach student’s their rights at school and how to make a difference in their community including prom night, creating a gsa, negotiating with adults, speech rights and links to other organizations.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Information on getting anti-harrasment policies in place in schools, how to run trainings, and how to start a GSA.
The ACLU’s project to stop schools from filtering webites with positive, affirming information about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues while still allowing access to anti-gay websites.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
A toolkit specifically focused on the K-6 level. Provides good information on family diversity, teaching about name-calling, and gender stereotyping. Entire toolkit is based on age-appropriate material.
At Teaching Tolerance, “educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support.”
First Person PBS
A web series via YouTube is available through PBS and discusses issues of gender identity, sexuality, and the queer community. New episodes are uploaded on Mondays and old episodes are available in the archives.
This site offers resources to teachers, students, and families who are impacted by bullying. The link goes directly to information regarding LGBT bullying.
This site offers resources to teachers, students, and families who are impacted by bullying & Cyberbullying.
The Gay-Straight Alliance Network works to empower and train LGBTQ students and allies to advocate, organize, and mobilize to create a safer school community for all students.
Gender Spectrum provides consultation, trainings and events designed to help educators, families, and organizations understand and address gender identity and gender expression.
Everyone is Gay
This site offers tips, resources, and information for parents and teachers so they can provide a safe environment at home and school for LGBTQ students.
Campus Pride is a nonprofit organization working to empower LGBTQ leaders on college campuses, as well as advocate for safer, more inclusive campus climates. Extensive information regarding bullying is also included.
LGBTQ Friendly Colleges & Student Resources
This guide was created to help LGBTQ students find campuses that are helping to make the transition to college a more welcoming experience.
Read stories written by and for LGBTQ teens at Matthew’s place.
Supporting LGBT Inclusive Teaching
This page offers free support and guidance on LGBTQ inclusive curriculum.
Pride Education Network
PEN is a group of teachers, administrators, support staff, youth, and parents in the British Columbia area. They are working towards making schools more equitable for LGBTQ students, staff, and families.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.
And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson & Peter Parnel
The Family Book, Todd Parr
The Harvey Milk, Story Kari Krakow
In Our Mother’s House, Patricia Polacco
King and King, Linda De Hann and Stern Nijland
Lucy’s Family Tree, Karen Halvorsen Schreck and Stephen Glassler
Mommy, Mama, and Me, Leslea Newman & Carol Thompson
My Princess Boy, Cheryl Kilodavis
The Princess and the Treasure, Jeffrey Miles
Stella Brings the Family, Miriam Schiffe
Between Mom and Jo, Julie Anne Peters
The Centre of the World, Andreas Steinhofel
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun, Jacqueline Woodson
It’s Perfectly Normal, Robbie Harris and Michael Emberley
Keeping you a Secret, Julia Anne Peters
The Laramie Project, Moises Kaufman
Luna, Julie Anne Peters
The Misfits, James Howe
So Hard to Say, Alex Sanchez
Stitches, Glen Huser
Swimming in the Monsoon, Sea Shyam Selvadurai
Tough Love: High School Confidential, Abby Denson
Acting Out! Combating Homophobia through Teacher Activism. Edited by Mollie Blackburn, Caroline Clark, Lauren Kenney, and Jill Smith. Teachers College Press (2010).
Gender, Bullying, and Harassment: Strategies to End Sexism and Homophobia in Schools. By Elizabeth J. Meyer. Teachers College Press (2009).
Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education: Programs, Policies, and Practices. Edited by James T. Sears. Harrington Park Press (2005).