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LGBTQ+ Students and Resources



U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten and LBUSD student

Long Beach Unified School District Student Support Services provides schools resources needed to support LGBTQ+ students.  

In California, public schools are legally mandated to follow education code that supports LGBTQ+ students, and ensure that schools are safe and inclusive learning environments. LBUSD policies and practices reflect both California education code and the District's focus on excellence and equity for all students. We strive to provide school communities that are safe, affirming and supportive.

Pictured above, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten, right, visits Renaissance High School for the Arts for a roundtable discussion during Pride Month.

LGBTQ+ Students and Resources - Administration

The Division of Student Support Services provides numerous services for LBUSD students, families and staff. Our team creates and shares resources, provides professional development opportunities and facilitates services for LGBTQ+ students at schools.

Contact Phone / Address Position / Responsibility
Dr. Claudia Sosa-Valderrama (562) 986-6870 x.241 Director - Student Support Services
Brandon Messina (562) 986-6870 x.258 LGBTQ Support Services Lead
Administrative Assistant

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Resources for:

Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Student Guide Posters

First page of the PDF file: LBUSD-Transgender-Nonconforming-Student-Guide-Infographic-Poster-1

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First page of the PDF file: LBUSD-Transgender-Nonconforming-Student-Guide-Infographic-Poster-2

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Submit a tip

Say Something Anonymous Reporting System is a free hotline available for LBUSD students and adults in grades 6 to 12.

Tipsters can submit tips 24/7/365 on anything from school threats they’ve seen or overheard to personal crises including sexual harassment, self-harm, abuse, bullying and depression.


First page of the PDF file: Gender-Neutral-Poster

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First page of the PDF file: How-Can-I-Ask-People-For-Pronouns

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First page of the PDF file: What-If-I-Mess-Up-Someones-Pronouns

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