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Information and Resources




California Speaks on Fair School Funding!

Check out the Nov 25, 2013 Final Report of the School Success Express that was submitted to the California Board of Education. Highlights include:


  • The importance of accountability for how decisions are made, money is spent and progress is measured
  • The need for major improvements in how school leaders engage with parents and caregivers
  • The need for well-maintained and well-equipped schools to support learning and health

Click here to read the full report - Health Happens in Schools


Comments and Ideas for Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment

This is a short list of some simple ways to make the classroom environment more welcoming and inclusive for LGBTQ families and individuals.


Education Laws and Policies

This is a quick overview of Education Law and Policies in California that apply to LGBTQ students.


FAIR Education Act Website

In California, the FAIR Education Act ensures that schools integrate factual information about social movements, current events and history of people with disabilities and LGBT people into existing social studies lessons and prevents schools from incorporating instructional materials that discriminate. Our Family Coalition actively works with schools and districts to develop comprehensive and inclusive curriculum for students. Visit the website to get more information on FAIR and to access lesson plans that that include LGBTQ families and individuals.




Here you can find multiple resources for families and educators to help make your child’s school site welcoming and inclusive.


Gay-Straight Alliance Network

415-552-4229 •

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources. Through peer support, leadership development, and training, GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs.


Gender Spectrum

510-567-3977 •

Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. In a simple, straightforward manner, we provide consultation, training and events designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand and address the concepts of gender identity and expression. Our accessible, practical approach is based on research and experience, enabling our clients to gain a deeper understanding of gender all along the spectrum.



212-727-0135 •

At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow. We accomplish our goals by working in hallways across the country -- from Congress and the Department of Education to schools and district offices in your community -- to improve school climate and champion LGBT issues in K-12 education.



415-641-4616 •

We specialize in crafting strategic documentary films and distribution campaigns with ambitious social, economic, and environmental justice goals. We have supported lesbians and gay men to redefine the definition of “family.”


Healthier SF LGBTQ Support Services

(415) 242-2615 •

The San Francisco Unified School District provides this website to support educators with tools and resources to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) topics in a school setting. Our goal is to create a safer learning environment for all students with an emphasis on LGBTQ youth and their families.


Not in Our Town

510-268-9675 •

Not In Our Town’s mission is to guide, support and inspire people and communities to work together to stop hate and build safe, inclusive environments for all.


Parents for Public Schools, SF

415-468-7077 •

For more than 12 years, Parents for Public Schools – San Francisco has been assisting families and working to ensure quality public schools for all children in our city. We help parents at each stage of the journey, from introducing them to the enrollment lottery process, to developing parent leaders in the schools and at the district, to improving systems at SFUSD and much more.


SF LGBTQ Speakers Bureau

415-681-9728 •

A group of LGBTQ activists who speak to elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as to adults in community colleges and work settings such as hospitals and police departments. They believe that by personalizing the realities of LGBTQ people, we can help break down stereotypes which might otherwise lead to ongoing marginalization and violence against members of our communities.


San Francisco Public Library: Gays & Lesbians in Books for Children

A selection from the San Francsico Public Library of children's books with LGBTQ characters.


Welcoming Schools

Welcoming Schools offers professional development tools, lessons aligned with Common Core Standards, and many additional resources for elementary schools on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and affirming gender ending bullying and name-calling.


Want to contact additional organizations in the Bay Area and Beyond? Visit our Key Partner Organizations page to find out more.


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