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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Issues

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ+) teachers, education support professionals, and students face unique challenges in school and in society. Thanks to CTA and other education and human rights organizations, they are also making strides in the quest towards safer working and learning environments.

Resources

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 GLBT Guy DeRosa Safety in Schools Grant/Scholarship Program
Designed to make public schools safe for GLBT persons, this program is in keeping with the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000.

Log in to access members only content Legal Rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer+ Employees and Students 
California law is clear and sweeping in its protection of gay and lesbian employees and students from discrimination because of sexual orientation. This guide is produced and updated regularly by CTA's legal department.

 Let's Get Real 
A documentary and curriculum guide on bullying and discrimination gives educators and parents an effective way to intervene and stop school violence. CTA members receive a deep discount on this product.

 Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools
An increasing number of transgender and gender-expansive students are now able to live openly and authentically in our nation's schools. Parents, students, educators, administrators and other stakeholders are working together to determine the best ways to support transgender students, and making sure their voices are heard.

Log in to access members only content Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer+ Leadership Development Program
This program was developed to assist LGBTQ+ members develop leadership skills at all levels within the association.

 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer+ Youth: Breaking the Silence

NEA Report: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People in Education: Stepping Out of the Closet, Into the Light

 NEA's website for more LGBTQ+ information

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