Back to school season is here! For many, this is an exciting time full of new pencil cases and exciting opportunities for new learning and new friends. For others, though, heading back to school can be anxiety-inducing, especially considering many schools and colleges are not as inclusive of LGBTQIA students as they should be.
So, we put together a list of past advice, articles, and resources available to help you, your child, and their teachers work to make safer learning environments.
Be sure to check out these other national resources, too!
Campus Pride: A national network of college students all around the country working to create safer college campuses for the LGBTQ community. Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): A national organization that works to make schools safer for LGBT students through policy changes, research, and giving teachers and administrators the resources they need to make their schools more inclusive. LGBTQ Student Resources & Support: A guide for LGBTQ students to find support and resources when experiencing bullying or discrimination both at the high school and college levels. LGBTQ Scholarships: A list of scholarships for LGBTQ students at the graduate and PhD level in a variety of subjects, including law, mathematics, business, and social work.
All of us here at My Kid Is Gay hope you have a happy, safe, and inclusive school year!