Violence Prevention in LGBTQ Community
The Ugly Duckling Campaign is the result of a partnership between award-winning playwright, Carolyn Gage and Hardy Girls Healthy Women. The Community Action Kit is designed to educate and inspire people to take action against the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Scenes from the rehearsal and play are included the DVD along with interviews with 14 female actors, parents and local experts on gender issues.
GLSEN, which formerly stood for the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network, is an organization founded in 1990 in the United States that seeks to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in K-12 schools. GLSEN focuses its efforts on the support and opportunities provided by the four pillars of safety, respect, health, and leadership.
Designed to help you create a safe space for LGBTQ youth in schools, the Safe Space Kit is GLSEN’s Guide to Being an Ally to LGBTQ Students. The guide provides concrete strategies that will help you support LGBTQ students, educate about anti-LGBTQ bias and advocate for changes in your school. The kit not only guides you through making an assessment of your school's climate, policies and practices but it also outlines strategies that you may use to advocate for change, including posting a Safe Space Sticker or Safe Space Poster in your classroom or office.