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Resources for Educators

Supportive educators can make a world of difference for LGBTQ+ students by creating a safe and affirming environment.

Bullying in Schools: Harassment Puts LGBTQ+ Youth at Risk

LGBTQ+ youth are nearly twice as likely to be called names, verbally harassed, or physically assaulted at school compared to their non-LGBTQ+ peers. Learn how this affects their mental health and education, and how you can help end bullying.

Educator Resources

Supportive adults can save lives - these materials from GLSEN can help you become a more informed ally and help make your school a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ youth.

Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color, Native and Indigenous LGBTQ Youth in U.S. Schools

This webpage from GSLEN hosts a number of resources on the needs and experiences of Native and Indigenous LGBTQ+ students.

In Response to Covid-19: A Checklist to Support LGBTQ Students During Distance Learning

This checklist from HRC and the National Education Association offers resources for educators working with LGBTQ+ youth during distance learning.

Supporting LGBTQ Students During The Coronavirus Quarantine: A Tip-Sheet for School Counselors 

This tip sheet from HRC and the American School Counseling Association provides resources for school counselors working with LGBTQ+ youth during COVID-19.

Supporting LGBTQ Students During The Coronavirus Pandemic: A Tip-Sheet for School Social Workers

This tip sheet produced by HRC and Project THRIVE partner the School Social Work Association of America guides school social workers on supporting LGBTQ+ students during distance learning. 


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