At a time when many students are learning in virtual settings, educators and administrators must address discriminatory policies and practices that often contribute to disproportionate discipline. School is a place where childhood happens. And most of us believe that every child, whatever their color, background or zip code, has the right to learn in a … Continued
“An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” – U.S. Supreme Court On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that LGBTQ employees — including all LGBTQ educators — are protected under federal law from discrimination at work based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This is … Continued
While it might not seem like it, COVID-19 shall pass. What remains constant, however, is the need for learning and community resources related to social and racial justice, a statement made all the more relevant in light of the inequities laid bare by the pandemic. Here are some resources for your students, your community and … Continued
During the COVID-19 quarantine, educators across the country are learning how to continue to provide a safe and affirming experience for LGBTQ students via distance learning. Recent data supports the need for educator action and focus: According to HRC’s 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report: 67% of LGBTQ students hear their families make negative comments about LGBTQ … Continued
“Sexual orientation and gender diversity provide the world with a variety that is special and should be acknowledged.”
California is the first and only state to mandate that students be taught about the contributions of LGBTQ people in social sciences classes.
The data on the number of students who are bullied, who feel unsafe, and who have an active plan for suicide is shocking.
According to educators, the GLSEN survey has been one of the most valuable tools in capturing and quantifying the experiences of LGBTQ youth in our schools.
In order to use the boy’s bathroom in his high school—the bathroom which conforms with his gender identity—Ash Whitaker had to take the Kenosha Unified School District to court.
“Once you empower students you can start a movement.”