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MA DESE: Guidance for Massachusetts Public Schools Creating a Safe and Supportive School Environment:
CDC: LGBT Youth Resources:
NAGLY: Northshore Alliance of GLBTQ Youth:
Our mission is to honor, respect, educate, and empower GLBTQ youth.
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network:
Our mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
- GLSEN Massachusetts is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student’s right to a safe, supportive education. https://www.glsen.org/chapter/massachusetts
- GLSEN: Pronoun Guide: https://www.glsen.org/activity/pronouns-guide-glsen
Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
HealthyChildren.org: Gender-Diverse and Transgender Children: Facts for Teens & their Families:
If you’ve ever wondered if you’re gay, lesbian, or bisexual, you’re not alone. Many teens ask themselves this question, and here are ways to find some answers. For parents and caregivers, finding out your son or daughter is gay, lesbian, or bisexual can present challenges. Learn more about how to be supportive.
American Psychological Association: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity:
Accurate information for those who want to better understand sexual orientation. Although we can choose whether to act on our feelings, psychologists do not consider sexual orientation to be a conscious choice that can be voluntarily changed.
Family Acceptance Project: LGBTQ Youth & Family Resources:
The Family Acceptance Project is a research, intervention, education, and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBT children and youth.
Q Chat Space:
Q Chat Space is a digital LGBTQ+ center where teens join live-chat, professionally facilitated, online support groups. Also available in Spanish (disponible en español).
It Gets Better Project:
The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe. The It Gets Better Project inspires people across the globe to share their stories and remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there, and it will get better.
Stomp Out Bullying: Making Schools Safe for LGBTQ Community
Schools should be a young person’s primary center for learning, growing, and building a foundation for success in the world. High school can be challenging for any student, but LGBTQ youth face additional obstacles of harassment, abuse, and violence.
The Trevor Project: Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention:
The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
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