it is the job of educators to establish LGBTQ and gender inclusive environments where all students are safe, affirmed and can thrive - socially, emotionally, and academically.

Is your school LGBTQ and gender inclusive? Here are just a few questions to think about.

  • Are educators and staff building LGBTQ allyship amongst all students through intentional activities, modeling and using teachable moments?
  • Do educators and staff use inclusive, non-gendered language such as “students” or “folks” to address all members of the school community?
  • Does your school have a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)?
  • Have educators and staff members established processes to ensure that every LGBTQ student has a caring adult in the building who connects with them?
  • Are educators and staff members specifically trained to prevent and respond to bullying incidents involving gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation?

Secondary, Books

Welcoming Schools Secondary Resources

Download LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools Booklist for Middle School
Download LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools Booklist for High School

Welcoming Schools secondary book lists are designed to help educators create classrooms, libraries and…

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…