Family Acceptance Project

Family education booklets developed by the Family Acceptance Project to help diverse families support LGBT youth and young adults. Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese


Lesson Plan: Unheard Voices Stories of LGBT History ADL

Stories of LGBT History ADL


Love Has No Labels

This beautiful video exemplifies love as a tender experience between two humans, regardless their gender and sex


 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlVBg7_08n0

Official video of "Same Love" encouraging that all loving relationships be respected


What Do I Do if My Child is Gay?

Lead With Love is a 35-minute documentary created to help answer that question


What do the experts say?

Kidsinthehouse.org has a variety of professionals offering videos for parents on sexual orientation and gender identity. Recommended speakers include Diane Ehrensaft, Kevin Jennings, Johanna Olson, Brian Pinero

 

 

Great Big PROUD videos -  a curated selection of videos about the LGBTQ community 


LGBTQ 2019 Reading and Resource list


Teacher created lesson plans


Digital Tools and Resources for National Transgender HIV Testing Day 2017


Don't Stand for Homophobic Bullying

Students, stand up for your LGBTQ friends suitable for all audiences


Gender Fluid_CNN 2016 What it Means to be Gender Fluid


Hidden in the Open: A Photographic Essay of Afro American Male Couples

A photographic essay of Afro American male couples from the distant past


Homosexuality The NY Times

Lesson Plan: Aesthetics of Activism: AIDS Awareness


Lesson Plan-No Name Calling

No name calling week K-5


Lesson Plan: Family Life Grades 6-12

Family, life, grades 6-12


Lesson Plan: Aesthetics of Activism

This article explores AIDS awareness


Lesson Plan: LGBT Culture Wars, Grades 6-12


Lesson Plan: On Coming Out: Exploring the Stories of Gay Teenagers, Grades 6-12

Exploring the stories of gay teenagers, Grades 6-12


Lesson Plan: Unheard Voices Stories of LGBT History ADL

Stories of LGBT history ADL


Lesson Plans: LGBT Inclusive Curricula, Grades K-12

A variety of lesson plans for students in grades K-12


Love Has No Labels

This beautiful video exemplifies love as a tender human experience


Protecting the Rights of LGBT Individuals

Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division


Same Love - Music Video

Official video of "Same Love" encouraging that all loving relationships be respected


Teacher Resources: LGBT Inclusive Curricula, Grades K-5

Resources for inclusive LGBT curricula for grades K-5


Teaching and Learning About Gay History and Issues


We've Come A Long Way

Secret deodorant commercial

 

Trevor Project National Survey on LGBTQ Mental Health

Digital Tools and Resources for National Transgender HIV Testing Day


Don't Stand for Homophobic Bullying

Students, stand up for your LGBTQ friends suitable for all audiences


Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network Resources

GLSEN newsletter


Gender Fluid CNN What it Means to be Gender Fluid

Examines what it means to identify as gender fluid


Gender Non Conformity and School Safety: Documenting the Problem and Steps Schools Can Take

Safe Schools Coalition Research Brief


Harrasment Based on Sexual Orientation and its Consequences


Hidden in the Open: A Photographic Essay of Afro American Male Couples

A photographic essay of Afro American male couples from the distant past


Lesson Plan: Unheard Voices Stories of LGBT History ADL

Stories of LGBT history ADL


LGBT History Timeline Project

Discover the people and events that made LGBT history on this interactive website


Students and Gender Identity: A Guide for Schools - USC


Love Has No Labels

This beautiful video exemplifies love as a tender experience between two humans, regardless their gender and sex


Multiple Forms of Bias Related Harassment at School

Safe Schools Coalition Research Brief


National District Policies and Trainings

Safe Schools Coalition Research Brief


Protecting the Rights of LGBT Individuals

Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division


School Safety and Students with LGBT Parents

The article discusses the safety of students with LGBT parents


Teaching and Learning About Gay History and Issues

This article explores LGBT issues historically


Safe Schools Coalition-Research Briefs and Steps for Affirming Schools for LGBTQ Students


Understanding Differences Between Schools in Overall LGBT School Safety

Safe Schools Coalition Research Brief


Understanding School Safety for Transgender Students

Safe Schools Coalition Research Brief

 


Human Rights Campaign

Through research, educational efforts and outreach, HRC encourages lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans to live their lives openly and seeks to change the hearts and minds of Americans to the side of equality.

Resources at your fingertips:

Monday morning. Tips for faciliating caring, courageous and restorative conversations with students.

• Teaching about Racism, Violence, Inequality and the Criminal Justice System - An ADL collection of
   resources on Bias, Race and Injustice.

 • Anti-Racism for Kids 101: Starting to Talk About Race - books for courageous conversations

• Psychological First Aid - Daily strategies to ensure children are heard and feel protected during these
   uncertain times. 

• Helping Youth after Community Trauma: Tips for Educators - natural disasters, school violence, and can affect students’ learning, behavior, and relationships.

• Community Violence: Reactions and Actions in Dangerous Times - help youth keep themselves safe
   and make positive choices in dangerous times.

A self-care toolkit for people of color

• Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma - Educators have a responsibility to engage with students about this violence against Black men—and the white supremacist systems that allow it to continue. But must do so without re-traumatizing Black students and with extra care for their mental health. These resources from Teaching Tolerance can help.

Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice. Teaching Tolerance's 12 lessons on social justice issues. 

For White Allies in Search of a Solution to American Racism When Folks of Color are Exhausted - This Teaching Tolerance encourages white allies to step up. 

Death of George Floyd sets off massive protests - 5-minute PBS video with discussion questions 

Race in US History - Facing History has a robust library of resources addressing race. 

Expanded Reources:

• Talking Race With Young Children - 20-minute NPR episode on breaking down, not shutting down, conversations about race, racism, diversity and inclusion, even with very young children. 

• Having 'The Talk': Expert Guidance on Preparing Kids for Police Interactions - An hour-long conversation between a child psychiatrist, a former public defender and a police officer giving advice on how and when to have "the talk." While the risk of a police interaction going wrong is higher for black children, it's information that all kids could benefit from knowing.

• Beyond the Hashtag: How to Take Anti-Racist Action in Your Life, TeenVogue 

• AntiRacism Resources - books for parents

• New York Times Anti-Racist Reading List 

• Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators - A comprehensive guide by NCTSN for teachers on historical trauma, its manfiestations among students of all ages, and recommendations for educators. 

• Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism - Silence perpetuates racism—but it can be hard to know how
   to start. This hour-long program is about talking to white kids of all ages about race and racism.

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup - podcasts, booklists, and toys to
   talk to young children about race.

• Black Lives Matter at School - lessons and reading lists about intersectional Black identities and the contributions to history 

• Let’s Raise a Generation of Children Who Are Thoughtful, Informed, and Brave About Race. - clearinghouse for articles and resources about identities and current issues. 

 

Long-term Planning:

• Skills for Psychological Recovery - an educational skills building intervention

 

Coronavirus

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

Coronavirus

 

 

"What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I've seen that beauty in so many ways over the years. Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there's a place for us all. We must remember it's not my America or your America. It's our America." Michelle Obama, 2019

In times of conflict, divisive rhetoric, and information overload, students benefit from opportunities for meaningful dialogue about the issues that we are facing today. Let’s Talk has articles and lesson plans on crises and conflicts, politics and government.

 

Talking Politics

 

Our Planet. Our Future. Act Now.

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

Now Matters Later

Videos and Public Service Announcements

Principals Toolkit

Reporting

Bullying Resources

  • Out for Safe Schools Campaign 2017

  • Bullying! We Stand Together

  • We Are One - Standing With Immigrant Families Campaign

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