Activate Supportive Educators

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An educator standing in front of a whiteboard teaches a classroom of six students at their desks.
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Two high school students sit with their legs stretched out against a bank of yellow lockers with post-it notes with names stuck to them. The students are studying their textbooks. One looks over at something on the other's book.

Supportive educators save students’ lives. Just one visibly supportive educator in a school can help LGBTQ students feel safer and more seen. Educators can advocate on LGBTQ students’ behalf to school administration, and can also directly implement LGBTQ content in class curriculum, address anti-LGBTQ bullying or harassment, and serve as advisors for students to formally organize supportive groups at school. For many students, having adult allies in school to whom they can turn for support — or even simply knowing that LGBTQ allies exist at their school — creates a more welcoming and safe environment for students to learn.