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 people have grown up without hearing the words “gay” or “lesbian.” Therefore, you may not be sure how to respond when a student…