Education breeds confidence,
Confidence breeds hope,
Hope breeds PEACE.
The following pages contain information as it pertains to education. This includes LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum ideas and tools for educators, LGBTQ+ friendly colleges for guidance counselors and families, suggested "how to's" to develop comprehensive school policies for LGBTQ+ students and athletes, and more.
According to GLSEN's National School Climate research, 4 evidence-based interventions improve the feeling of school-connectedness and safety of LGBTQ students.
1. District-wide LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum, in all grades preK-12.
2. Supportive student clubs, such as Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Clubs.
3. Professional development to raise LGBTQ+ awareness and support among teachers.
4. School district nondiscrimination and anti-bullying policies that include the protected categories of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity". In Massachusetts, it is the law!