LGBTQ+

Schools that actively work to welcome and affirm LGBTQ+ students, families and staff improve the school climate for the whole school community. When students feel safe and affirmed, they can thrive both academically and socially.

LGBTQ+ inclusive schools:

  • Welcome all children, families and staff
  • Promote gender equity and support transgender, non-binary and gender expansive students
  • Proactively work to prevent and address bias-based bullying with an intersectional, anti-racist lens
  • Foster understanding and respect for all people

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LGBTQ+ Definitions, Responding to Questions, LGBTQ+

What Does "Gay" Mean?

There is not one right answer
Many educators are unsure how to respond when a student asks you what does gay mean. It is better to try to answer than…