Supporting LGBTQ Youth in School

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School should be a safe space for all students to learn. But too often lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth are taunted and bullied in class, the hallways and the schoolyard.

A new online workshop from national sex education organization Answer focuses on making schools more inclusive and increasing awareness of LGBTQ issues. Called LGBTQ Issues in Schools, the workshop provides strategies, resources, and interactive exercises for health professionals and teachers working with middle school and high school students. It also highlights the importance of acknowledging LGBTQ youth in life education and health classes. And it provides specific suggestions for incorporating LGBTQ issues into sex education.

Answer has also blogged about five ways to end bullying, including

Another resource is the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network. GLSEN provides tools for observing the Day of Silence and No Name Calling Week. The network also provides information about gay-straight alliances, Safe Space Kits and more.

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