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Fighting for Social Justice — Every Day

Every day is a good day to fight for social justice. Find resources to support the LGBTQ+ community in our classrooms and in our daily lives.

Grants and Scholarships

LGBTQ+ Safety in Schools Grant & Scholarship Program in Honor of Guy DeRosa

The LGBTQ+ Safety in Schools Grant and Scholarship Program in Honor of Guy DeRosa was created to promote human and civil rights by making our public schools safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning+ persons.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Former President Barack Obama declared June to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride month. The modern “pride” movement began after the Stonewall riots in 1969.

Harvey Milk Day

On May 22 we honor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician in California and an advocate for civil rights for all Americans.

Learn More about Harvey Milk

To learn more about Milk’s life and contributions, visit the Harvey Milk Foundation. And check out the SFO Museum Exhibition Catalog: Harvey Milk: Messenger of Hope – SFO Museum.

Resource Highlights

State Guidance for School Districts and Educators on Inclusive Education

On May 30, 2023, the California Department of Education released this guidance on inclusive education addressing the removal of instructional materials and curriculum. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Rob Bonta and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond issued this joint letter amplifying the guidance and emphasizing that the state has and will exercise authority to investigate and enforce the right of students to receive inclusive and accurate education.

Download the Teaching Tolerance guide: Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Students

Social Media Shareables

Find social media shareables to honor LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
Pride poster with text and rainbow in corner
Rainbow Pride image with text