Supporting LGBTQ Students

Here are some links you might find helpful:

 Create Affirming Inclusive Schools for LGBTQ+ Students: This article on the Scholastic blog has numerous links to other useful resources: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/john-depasquale/2017/Create-Inclusive-Affirming-Schools-for-LGBT-Students/

The GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) website has a wealth of information about GSAs, resources, activities, lesson plans and more—including a Jump Start Guide for those organizing GSAs: https://www.glsen.org/

GLSEN also offers a downloadable Safe Space Kit: A Guide to Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students in Your School. https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/GLSEN%20Safe%20Space%20Kit.pdf

MyGSA.ca: This Canadian website includes a downloadable Equity and Inclusive Education Resource Kit—a guide to starting and maintaining GSAs and other LGBTQ+ student groups or clubs can. https://egale.ca/portfolio/mygsa/

Safe and Caring Schools for Two Spirit Youth: A Guide for Teachers and Students: http://www.safeandcaring.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Two-Spirited-Web-Booklet.pdf

Bringing Pride to Classrooms: How Schools Can Support Equity and Inclusion with Author Visits, by Robin Stevenson. http://www.freedomtoread.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/kit2017.pdf