Laws and Policies

Welcoming Schools provides schools with critical updates on the legal rights of Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Non-Binary and Queer students, families and staff. Schools that are not in compliance with Federal, State and Local laws can face costly lawsuits, legal fees and settlements.

It is essential to know supporting laws and policies in your state when advocating for changes to ensure respect for all students and families. With the facts, administrators and educators can move forward knowing that providing safe, welcoming and respectful schools is their legal responsibility.

Laws and Policies

A Look at Statewide LGBTQ Laws

It is essential to know supporting laws and policies in your state when advocating for changes to ensure respect for all students and families.
With the facts, administrators and educators…

Parents/Caregivers, Gender, Secondary, Laws and Policies

A Parent’s Quick Guide for In-School Transitions

Parents and caregivers may find themselves, depending on circumstances, having to play a more active role in “educating the educators” as to what the school needs to do to support…

Laws and Policies

Laws and Policies That Support Safe and Welcoming Schools

Did you know that…
Federally funded schools are legally obligated to allow students to create Gay-Straight Alliances without creating additional barriers under the Equal Access Act?Schools cannot legally prevent students…