Activate Supportive Educators
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.