Interview with Andromeda about Being an LGBTQ Adolescent, and Florida’s New Don’t Say Gay Bill HB 1557

In this podcast I’m speaking with Andromeda, a non-binary adolescent in Florida who goes by the pronouns they/them. They spoke with me about how being LGBTQ affected their social relationships growing up, about their school environment, and about the recent Florida Don’t Say Gay bill, designed to prevent discussion of LGBTQ related issues in Florida’sContinue reading “Interview with Andromeda about Being an LGBTQ Adolescent, and Florida’s New Don’t Say Gay Bill HB 1557”

Step Two: Show the Proven Benefits of GSAs to Students and the School

Proven Benefits of GSAs to Individual Students LGBTQ students involved in GSAs reported that the GSA helped them with 3 types of empowerment. The first is empowerment through knowledge – they knew their rights, and how to advocate for them. The second is personal empowerment – GSAs help students improve their self esteem and developContinue reading “Step Two: Show the Proven Benefits of GSAs to Students and the School”

Step One: Demonstrate the Need for a GSA

With Statistics The first step to demonstrating need is presenting statistics showing just how dire the situation is for many LGBTQ+ youth in our society today. You will find a list of statistics that you can cite to your school administration and school board, and the sources of the statistics, below. Click here for aContinue reading “Step One: Demonstrate the Need for a GSA”

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”