Because some LGBTQ youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience bullying or other aggression in school, it is important that educators, counselors, and school administrators have access to resources and support to create a safe, healthy learning environment for all students.
- Gender & Sexual Identity | Learning for Justice
Learn for Justice provides free educational resources—articles, guides, lessons, films, webinars, frameworks and more—help foster shared learning and reflection for educators, young people, caregivers and all community members. These resources can help educators shape inclusive policies and empower vulnerable students.
- Advocates for Youth (AFY): LGBTQ Resources for Professionals
Lesson plans, tips and strategies, background information, and additional resources to help youth-serving professionals create safe space for young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
- American Psychological Association (APA) Resources
- Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History: Teaching materials for educators
“Bullied” is a documentary film designed to help administrators, teachers and counselors create a safer school environment for all students, not just those who are gay and lesbian.
- CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health: Protective Factors for LGBT Youth: Information for Health and Education Professionals
Information summarizing key findings that can strengthen programs and research that support LGBT youth.
- Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Educator Resources
GLSEN educator guides and lessons to support your curriculum and practices.
- Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) Network
GSA clubs are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities.
- HIV and Youth
Addressing HIV in youth requires that young people have access to information and tools they need to reduce their risk, make healthy decisions, and get treatment and care if they have HIV.
- National Alliance to End Homelessness: Serving LGBT Homeless Youth
To end LGBTQ youth homelessness, youth and young adults need stable housing, supportive connections to caring adults, and access to mainstream services that will place them on a path to long-term success.
- National Education Association: 6 Tips for Educators Dealing with Harassment of LGBT Students
From Stepping Out of the Closet, Into the Light: A Report on the Status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People in Education
- StopBullying.gov: Information for LGBTQ Youth
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) youth and those perceived as LGBTQ are at an increased risk of being bullied. There are important and unique considerations for strategies to prevent and address bullying of LGBTQ youth.
- The Trevor Project: Education and Resources for Adults
The Trevor Project’s “Trainings for Professionals” include in-person Ally and CARE training designed for adults who work with youth. These trainings help counselors, educators, administrators, school nurses, and social workers discuss LGBTQ-competent suicide prevention.