LG_socjus_LGBTQ_201aLGTBQ students are more likely to face bullying and harassment in school leading to poor grades, dropping out of school and even homelessness. LGBTQ students at the college level also report feeling unsafe and unwelcome.

All students and educators deserve to be treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Safe and affirming schools are a core element of student success.

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Transgender student rights emerging challenge for America’s schools

High School District 211, in Palatine, Ill., heard appeals from residents but declined early this month to step away from a settlement with the U.S. Department of Education to provide locker room access to a transgender student. After receiving a letter from the federal Education Department, the board declined to take another vote, thereby keeping the settlement in place

Schools in Transition: A Guide to Support Transgender Students in K-12

Most students are on autopilot when it comes to the daily routine of high school. They file into first period, go from class to class, banter in the hallway, eat lunch, and take the occasional bathroom break. The transitions are processes that for the most part require little thought.

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How to Support LGBTQ by starting a GSA

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