• LGBT History Month Calendar


    Out for Safe Schools - LGBT - History Calendar 2017 An electronic copy of the calendars you will receive next week in school mail, LGBT History Month Suggested Activities and LGBT History Month Resources are attached. Please encourage staff to utilize these materials as guidance on how to best utilize the calendar in their classrooms.  
    For more information, please contact Dr. Judy Chiasson, Coordinator, Office of Human Relations, Diversity, and Equity, at judy.chiasson@lausd.net.

  • LGBTQ+ Resources

Toward Communication Free of Gender Bias
Since gendered and sexist language was first addressed by early feminists, growing attention has been paid in the media, in schools, academia and theology to the harmful and often unintentionally negative effects of biased, gendered and non-inclusive language.

More recently, newspapers, magazines and online communication have reexamined their editorial policies so that sexist and gendered language is much less prevalent. In many churches and synagogues, phrases like “God the Father” have become “God the Creator;” and in workplaces, terms like “flight attendant” and “firefighter” have replaced the problematic “stewardess” and “fireman.”


For more information, please visit https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/toward-communication-free-of-gender-bias

Students Gender ID As visibility for transgender and gender nonconforming communities increases across the United States, so does the need to create inclusive spaces — especially in today’s schools. “This is a campus climate issue,” said Professor Andres, who teaches in USC Rossier’s online master’s in school counseling program.

Gender identity is defined as one’s personal experience of one’s gender and is separate from their biological sex. Creating safe school environments that support students on the spectrum of gender identity is a facet of inclusive, culturally responsive teaching.

For more information, please visit https://rossieronline.usc.edu/students-and-gender-identity/

 Equality Forum



Equality Forum is a national and international LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high-impact initiatives, and presents the largest annual national and international LGBT civil rights summit.


by Jerome Pohlen, Chicago Review Press, 2016

Gay and Lesbian History for Kids This up-to-date history of the struggle for LGBT rights is told through personal stories and firsthand accounts of the movement’s key events, including the 1950s “Lavender Scare,” the Stonewall Inn uprising, and the AIDS crisis. Students will learn about civil rights mavericks, like Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, founder of the first gay rights organization; Christine Jorgensen, a pioneer in the transgender community; and Harvey Milk, the first out candidate to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Also chronicled are the historic contributions of famous LGBT individuals, from General von Steuben and Alan Turing to Jane Addams and Bayard Rustin, and the landmark Supreme Court decision making marriage equality the law of the land.




Gender Spectrum provides education, training, resources, and support with the goal of creating gender sensitive and inclusive environments for children of all ages. http://www.genderspectrum.org

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GLSEN was founded in 1990 to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in K-12 schools. Guided by research such as GLSEN’s National School Climate Survey, GLSEN has developed resources, lesson plans, classroom materials, and professional development programs for teachers on supporting LGBT students.


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GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains LGBTQ and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities. GSA Network’s strategy for fighting for educational justice is to work with grassroots, youth-led groups and GSAs, empowering them to educate their schools and communities, advocate for just policies that protect LGBTQ youth from harassment and violence, and organize in coalition with other youth groups across identity lines to address broader issues of oppression.


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The FAIR Education Act website aims to be a one-stop place for lessons and resources to support teachers in making History and Social Studies a more Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful experience for all students. The site provides a variety of grade-level appropriate lesson plans, books, and videos. In Further Resources you will find additional information on LGBTQ and disability history and organizations that can help your school become a more inclusive site.


The ONE Archives Foundation, the independent community partner of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, is a leading provider of innovative, high quality traveling exhibitions that educate, engage, and deepen the general public’s knowledge of LGBTQ history.


  • LGBTQ+ History Month - Activities

If your school does not already have one, encourage students to create a GSA club. Genders & Sexualities Alliance (formerly known as Gay-Straight Alliance) clubs provide opportunities for all youth to come together to advocate for safer, healthier school communities that protect LGBTQ youth from harassment, violence, and oppression.

Display the calendar in prominent locations across the campus, and have students create and display their own posters that profile the accomplishments of LGBT individuals.

Work with school and community stakeholders to hold a student-led campaign, speakers’ panel, or other event to celebrate the contributions of LGBT individuals throughout history.

Have students submit brief profiles of LGBT icons or significant events in LGBT history to be read on the school’s PA system or included in the daily bulletin.

Have students create table tents that profile LGBT icons and important events in LGBT history. Display these tents in the classroom, the library, or the cafeteria.

Highlight a different LGBT icon each day for LGBT History Month. Short biographies and information on significant LGBT individuals can be found at www.lgbthistorymonth.com.

Have students use the accompanying educator resources guide to create an exhibit of important figures and events in LGBT history. Display the exhibit in a classroom, display case, library, cafeteria, or other high-visibility location.

Please be sure to check out the recommendations from the Department of Public Health on public demonstrations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Our country is experiencing a social movement unlike any other in our childrens' and students lifetimes.  Please visit this page to learn more about how we can support and educate the youth and ourselves. 


Community Unrest, Justice & Supports for Educators and Caregivers


CONVERSATIONS -mini-lessons for advisories. Please also explore the Human Relations website. The

November 3, 2020 - Biden or Trump the 46th President.  FOR MORE RESOURCES, VISIT "TALKING POLITICS" ON THIS SITE

Teaching Resources for the 2020 Election - Facing Historycomprehensive collection of lesson plans and resources before and after the November 3 election. 

Post-election Support for Difficult Conversations

What Next? How to Move Forward Together After a Divisive Election

Repairing the Fabric of Democracy - PBS Learning Media

Using the Election as a Teaching Tool - Edutopia

Managing Political Stress in 2020

TALKING POLITICS - Also see the Talking Politics section for many more resources

The three branches of government

What is a political party?

Electoral College

The Presidential Debates

How campaigns influence people



So you think you can vote

To Vote or not to Vote

College Athletes Rock the Vote



SOGIE - October is LGBTQ History Month; June is Pride month

Stonewall Riots

Stories of Excellence - Harvey Milk

Stories of Excellence - Marsha P. Johnson

Addressing LGBT Bias

Xenophobia & Pandemics

LGBT Etiquette

Queering Culture 

All Are Welcome - SOGIE affirming classrooms 

Same Love

Gender Roles


What is sexual orientation?

Session 1. - Getting to Know You

Session 2. Who Are You

Session 3. Resiliency

Session 4. Staying connected

Sessions 5 & 6. Healthy relationships

Session 7. What do I say to...

Session 8 & 9. Coming Out


All Are Welcome - welcoming classrooms 

California Native Plants

The Day Sport Stood Still - On August 26 and 27, many sports teams went on strike to draw attention to Black Lives Matter. 

United Farm Workers

What is "Check your privilege"?

100 years Later - how women got the right to vote

Alike or Different - expanding vocabulary

Asking for Help - promoting help seeking behavior

I Disagree!

Let's Talk About Feelings

Loving Yourself - self esteem and postive body image

Moving Forward - maintaining hope during COVID-19

What's in a Name? - lesson on identity 

When you classmate is getting roasted

My Digital Footprint

So you think you can vote

To Vote or not to Vote

What is an Extremist Organization?

Are you being recruited by an extremist group? 

What is BLM?

What is a Cult?


Stories of Excellence - Kamala Harris

Stories of Excellence - RGB

Stories of Excellence - AOC

Stories of Excellence - Little Miss Flint

Stories of Excellence - Meghan Markle

Stories of Excellence - Rep. Ilhan Omar

Stories of Excellence - Caster Semenya

Stories of Excellence - Breonna Taylor

Stories of Excellence - Harvey Milk

Stories of Excellence - Sylvia Rivera

Stories of Excellence - Mamme Biney

Stories of Excellence - Cesar Chavez


What happened on 9/11?

California Native American Day, Sept. 25

National Coming Out Day - October 11

Indigenous Peoples Day - October 12

Unity Day, October 21

Dia de los Muertos - October 31 - November 2

Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20

Kids Day - November 20

Let's Talk About Thanksgiving

World AIDS Day - December 1

Kwaanza - December 26 - January 1

Earth Day - April 22

National Day of Silence - April 23 

Junetheenth - June 19

Denim Day - April 28

Stories of Excellence - Harvey Milk - May 22


What we can’t control might frightens us. Anxiety and suspicion rose as the Coronavirus pandemic spread. Crises evaluate both our humanity and our vulnerabilities. The resources offered here are for teachers, parents and students to support ourselves and each other during this time.




Board Resolution to observe April 24 in recogniation of the Armenian Genocide

Board Resolution Standing with the Armenian People 

Q&A: What is happening in Artsakh/Armenia?

NY Times - Why is conflict flaring between Armenian and Azerbaijan?

Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians - 8-lesson unit on the Armenian genocide by Facing History, Facing Ourselves 

Armenian Genocide by the History Channel 

What is Intergenerational Trauma? - PPT presentation 

Talking to Children About War or Terrorism



The Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity is happy to facilitate trainings for your school/work. The training materials here are longer in length than the ones in the advisories, and geared to an adult audience. 

Back to School 2020 - technniques and tips for starting the year burnt out! 

Addressing LGBTQ Bias

Sexual Harassment in Spanish

Xenophobia and Pandemics

Courageous Conversations about Racism

Mental Health & Gender Diverse Youth

Mental Health & Sexual Minority Youth

Handbook of SOGIE-related vocabulary


Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 1. Power & History of Media

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 1. Power & History of Media, narrated

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 2. Definitions, Implications and Differentiation

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 2. Definitions, Implications and Differentiation, narrated

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 3. Statistics and Support

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 3. Statistics and Support, narrated

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 4. Celebrating Cyber Safety

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 4. Celebrating Cyber Safety, narrated

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 5. Using our power for GOOD

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 5. Using our power for GOOD, narrated

Bullying Prevention & Response

Videos and Public Service Announcements

Principals Toolkit

Bullying Prevention & Response - Staff training


Bullying Resources

Now Matters Later

Out for Safe Schools

Out for Safe Schools - Calendar Resources

LGBT Resources

Building Community. Addressing Bias

Videos and Public Service Announcements

Voices of Religion, Culture & Ethnicity

Our Planet. Our Future. Act Now.

  • Out for Safe Schools Campaign 2017

  • Bullying! We Stand Together

  • We Are One - Standing With Immigrant Families Campaign

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