We all deserve the right to live, work, and thrive no matter our sexual orientation or gender identities—no exceptions. But today, certain politicians are pushing laws that restrict our freedoms and divide us, so they can get and hold onto power at any cost—even if that means denying us the basic rights, resources, and respect that we all deserve.
Educators, parents, students, and communities are uniting across race, genders, and place to demand safe and affirming schools where all our students can learn, grow, and thrive.
Now is our time to demand the fully resourced and supportive schools all our families need, and to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are free to be their authentic selves and pursue their dreams.
Please use the guidance in this toolkit freely and as you see fit! Share it with your colleagues and community, so we can all work together in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. We're absolute believers that if our words don't spread, they don't work and as such we are honored to have you use this language verbatim.
Resources for Educators
What Educators Should Know About LGBTQ+ Rights
Legal Guidance on Transgender Students' Rights
NEA LGBTQ+ Resources
LBGTQ+ Book Recommendations
Inspire and engage your students with Read Across America books that reflect their experiences and expand their horizons.
Schools in Transition: A Guide to Support Transgender Students in K-12
This guidance was developed to provide educators with a short overview about transgender students’ rights.
Webinars on Hosting a Virtual GSA and Supporting Students
GLSEN and the NEA created webinars covering topics for elementary, middle, and high school GSAs or Gender and Sexuality Alliances.