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LGBTQ-Inclusive Sexual Health Education

FACT: Schools are unsafe and unwelcoming for most LGBTQ students, which can have negative impacts on health and well-being. 

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth need and deserve to learn in settings that are inclusive of their experiences and that give them the education necessary to stay safe and healthy.

Educators can use the resources below to ensure that all students are seen and validated in their health and sexuality classes. If you’re a health and/or sexuality educator, you can share these resources with your administration and where relevant, use them in your classroom. If you’re a student, family member, or non-health educator, make sure that the health teachers at your school are aware of these resources so they can ensure all students, including LGBTQ students, are receiving the information they need to lead safe and healthy lives.

FACT: You can improve the health and well-being of LGBTQ students in your school. 

  • Be a visible and supportive ally to LGBTQ students
  • Ensure access to comprehensive sexuality education
  • Support your school’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • Implement comprehensive and LGBTQ-inclusive policies

 

Resources for Classroom Use: 

 

Video Resources

GLSEN Voices: Bi Student Identity (YouTube)

 

GLSEN Voices: Trans Student Identity 

 

GLSEN Voices: How to Support Non-binary Students (YouTube)

 

 

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