Educator and Student Support

Ensuring a Safe and Inclusive School Environment for LGBTQ Students – Webinar

Presented by the Center for Education Equity (CEE) in partnership with the IDRA EAC-South

How can we affirm and support LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) students and their families in schools? Although a lot of progress has been made in shifting public opinion in the last decade, LGBTQ students still face high incidents of bullying, harassment, and discrimination. What can educators do to support these students and ensure they are given every opportunity to succeed?

In this webinar, hear from presenters as they share diverse perspectives and strategies on how to create safe and positive school environments to protect the civil rights and socio-emotional well-being of LGBTQ students.

Learning Outcomes – Participants will learn about: Strategies, best practices, and policy recommendations to ensure a safe and supportive school climate regardless of a student’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; The law and how it covers LGBTQ students; and Resources available to administrators, educators, and families to better support the needs of LGBTQ youth to improve student learning.

Presenters: Neena Chaudry, Director of Education and Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center; Deborah Bradley and Stephen Hamilton, Parents of Transgender Daughter and Parent Group Facilitators (Mass.); Jabari Lyles, Executive Director, GLSEN Maryland; Christian McCormick, Transgender Student, Lafayette High School (Kentucky).

This resource is part of the IDRA LGBTQ+ Equity – Online Technical Assistance Toolkit.