Violence Prevention in LGBTQ Community
Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth is developed by the Trevor Project and is an introductory educational resource that covers a wide range of topics and best practices on how to support transgender and nonbinary people.
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.