Resources for LGBTQ+ Students and Peer Allies

ACLU – Know your LGBTQ Rights

ACLU – Know Your Student Rights

Advocates for Youth – State Policy Playbook for Ending Campus Sexual Assault (Know Your IX)

Advocates for Youth – Section 1557: Protecting the Health of Trans Youth

Lambda Legal – FAQ for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth

Lambda Legal – How the Law Protects LGBTQ Youth


​National Center for Transgender Equality – Know your Rights at School

Welcoming Schools – Summary of Supportive Federal Laws and Constitutional Rights for Transgender Students

Advocates for Youth – I Think I Might be Asexual

Advocates for Youth – I think I Might be Bisexual/Pansexual

Advocates for Youth – I think I Might be Trans


Advocates for Youth – I think I Might be Lesbian

Advocates for Youth – I Think I Might be Gay

GSA Network – GNC Youth: Discipline Disparities, School Push-Out, and the School-to Prison Pipeline

GSA Network – LGBTQ Youth of Color: Discipline Disparities, School Push-Out, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

HRC – 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report

HRC – Latinx Youth Report

HRC – Youth of Color Report

TSER – All of These Things are Illegal

TSER – Gender Grammar

TSER – Gender Unicorn

Gender Spectrum – The Why, When, and How of Coming Out

Gender Spectrum – Dating and Relationships

Gender Spectrum – Name Change and Gender Pronouns at School

Gender Spectrum – Questions to Assess Your Care Provider

The Trevor Project – Coming Out: A Handbook for LGBTQ Young People

GLSEN – Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color (AAPI Youth)

GLSEN – Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color (Latinx LGBTQ Youth)

GLSEN – Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color (Black LGBTQ Youth)

GLSEN – Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color (Native and Indigenous LGBTQ Youth)

LGBTQ YouthHelp – How to Find and Choose a LGBTQ+ Healthcare Provider

LGBTQ YouthHelp – Talking Sex

Point Foundation – Financial & Scholarship Aid

Resources for School Staff, Parents/Guardians, and Other Adult Allies

American Academy of Pediatrics – Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents

Family Acceptance Project – Supportive Families, Health Children – Helping Families with LGBT Children


PFLAG – Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All

Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools

TSER – 5 Ways to Make Schools Safer for LGBTQ Students


Athlete Ally – 10 Policies for LGBTQ Inclusion


Do the Harder Work – Create Culture of Connectedness in Schools


GLSEN – Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Classroom Resources


GLSEN – LGBTQ-Visibility and Integration in Elementary Schools


GLSEN – 2017 National School Climate Survey


Queer Youth Advice for Educators: How to Respect and Protect Your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students


Teaching Tolerance – Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Students: A Teaching Tolerance Guide


COLAGE – Tips for Making Classrooms Safer for Students with LGBTQIA+ Parents or Caregivers

Lambda Legal – Organizations Offering Legal Support for LGBTQ Youth, Their Families, and Allies


The Trevor Project – Implications of COVID-19 for LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention


LGBTQ Task Force – Tribal Equity Toolkit 3.0 – Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two Spirit and LGBTQ Justice in Indian Country


Family Acceptance Project – Implementing Trauma-Focused CBT for LGBTQ Youth and their Caregivers

The Trevor Project – Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth


GSA Network – Youth Adult Partnerships


GSA Network – GSA Advisor Handbook


Gender Spectrum – Being an Ally: Supporting Myself and Supporting Others


True Colors United – At the Intersections: A Collaborative Resource on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness 2019

GLSEN – Model School Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy: Ensuring Safe and Effective Schools for All


GLSEN – Model School District Policy on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students: Model Language, Commentary, and Resources


TransAthlete – Proposed Model High School Policy for Transgender-Inclusive High School Sports and Activities


TransAthlete – Developing Policies for Transgender Students on High School Teams


Athlete Ally – FAQ on LGBTQA+/Transgender & Gender-Expansive Policies

CDC – Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – US 2017

Lambda Legal – Safe Havens: Closing the Gap Between Recommended Practice and Reality for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth in Out-of-Home Care