Actions Allies Can Take

Teachers and Administrators can be among the most influential people in the lives of LGBTQ+ students. In the Classroom Display your support in your classroom – the Safe Space symbol, rainbow colors, trans colors, non-binary colors, etc. (Swanson & Gettinger, 2015). Announce your preferred pronouns to your class and in your email signature. Announce GSAContinue reading “Actions Allies Can Take”

School Anti-Bullying Policy

First, Ensure that Your School’s Anti-Bullying Policy Specifies Protections for LGBTQ+ Students It is vital to specifically designate anti-bullying protections for students based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Schools must first ensure that their anti-bullying policy enumerates protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Such enumerations clearly reduceContinue reading “School Anti-Bullying Policy”

Staff-Wide Training Guide

The Summary: Why to Train Teachers, Administration, and Staff on LGBTQ+ Issues One important action school administrators can take on the path to making their schools more accepting of LGBTQ+ diversity is the training of teachers, staff, and even themselves! WHY train about LGBTQ+-related issues? Because training teachers and staff on those issues is oneContinue reading “Staff-Wide Training Guide”

LGBTQ+ Language Guide

Up-to-Date Terminology Links LGBTQ+ preferred terminology is ever-evolving, so instead of trying to provide the most up-to-date terminology information here, I’ve linked to two websites which strive to update their language guides to keep up with the times. Comprehensive* List of LGBTQ+ Vocabulary Definitions LGBTQ and You – An Introductory Glossary of Terms and UsageContinue reading “LGBTQ+ Language Guide”