Giving Compass' Take:

• Erin Brownfield shares resources for students and teachers to support LGBTQ students, who still suffer stigma.

• How can donors help get these resources into schools? What support do LGBTQ youth need outside of school?

• Learn about the high rate of homelessness among LGBTQ youth.

The following are some of the many online training and education resources available for teachers and students.

  • The Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools Initiative offers resources such as lesson plans and staff training materials.
  • GSA Network is a nonprofit that helps youth activists start clubs to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools.
  • The nonprofit LGBTQ education advocacy group GLSEN, which has chapters in Los Angeles and San Diego, provides tools for teachers and students.
  • The Anti-Defamation League offers a set of curricula and recommended books on topics such as marriage equality, LGBTQ history, transgender students, bullying and hate-crime prevention at no cost.
  • Facing History and Ourselves, an international education and professional development nonprofit, has an extensive selection of training and curricular resources on bullying and ostracism, many related to LGBTQ and gender identity issues.
  • An initiative called AMAZE provides animated YouTube videos geared to 10-14 year olds on topics such as sexual orientation, and gender identity. The project also provides educators with lesson plans at this link.

Read the full article about LGBTQ student resources by Erin Brownfield at EdSource.