Recommended_practices Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ)

3. COMBAT...and recognize challenges faced by LGBTQ youth


Begin to recognize LGBTQ bullying and oppression

Bullying and LGBT Youth (PDF) While trying to deal with all the challenges of being a teenager, lesbian/gay / bisexual/ transgender (LGBT) teens also have to deal with harassment, threats and violence directed at them on a daily basis. LGBT youth are nearly twice as likely to be called names, verbally harassed or physically assaulted at school compared to their non-LGBT peers. [1] Their mental health and education, not to mention their physical well-being, are at-risk

Safe Spaces. Safe Places: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth 2015 (Video) This video introduces the viewer to the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth who have experienced trauma.


Understand some of the struggles of LGBTQ individuals

A Place in the Middle (Video) A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE is the true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi who dreams of leading the boys-only hula group at her school, and a teacher who empowers her through traditional culture. This kid-friendly educational film is a great way to get students thinking and talking about the values of diversity and inclusion, the power of knowing your heritage, and how to prevent bullying by creating a school climate of aloha – from their own point of view!

Coming Out as YOU! Guide (PDF) The Trevor Project’s Coming Out As You guide can help you through your own process. Inside you will find questions that many young people think about and blank spaces to brainstorm how you might answer them.

Growing Up Trans (Video) Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too -- with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. In Growing Up Trans, FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.