LGBTQ Issues in Schools: Celebrating and Supporting Diversity
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth, youth with LGBTQ family members and students who are not LGBTQ but who are perceived to be are often faced with challenging school environments which can impact their safety and academic success.
Studies have repeatedly demonstrated the range of obstacles facing sexual minority youth, from exclusionary, heterosexist curricula to homophobic comments, threats, intimidation and physical assault, sometimes on a routine basis. Increasing awareness of the potentially toxic school climate and the far-too-often devastating consequences of unchecked homophobia and bullying have resulted in renewed calls for more to be done to support LGBTQ youth. The goal of this online workshop is to increase the knowledge, competency and resources of professionals working with middle and high school age students about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students and related issues in schools.
Please note, you will be enrolled in the workshop on the next available start date, usually every Friday. Please contact us to arrange an alternate start date, or for additional information.