Supportive educators save students’ lives. Having just one visibly supportive educator in a school can ensure that LGBTQ+ students feel safe, welcomed, and encouraged to learn.
Show your support by displaying a Safe Space sticker and poster in your classroom. Learn how to discuss bullying, gender roles, or family diversity with elementary-aged students. Include positive representation of LGBTQ+ people in your curriculum. Inspire your students of all ages and all identities to be kind, support others, and speak up when they see bullying.
Check out the resources in the sections below for specific guides and tools related to GLSEN programs, inclusive curriculum and more!
Designed to help you create a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth in schools, the Safe Space Kit is GLSEN’s Guide to Being an Ally to LGBTQ+ Students. The guide provides concrete strategies that will help you support LGBTQ students, educate about anti-LGBTQ+ bias and advocate for changes in your school. The kit not only guides you through making an assessment of your school's climate, policies and practices but it also outlines strategies that you may use to advocate for change, including posting a Safe Space Sticker or Safe Space Poster in your classroom or office. Click here.