Note: Information on the target audience is provided in parentheses next to each resource.
Working daily in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone.
Gender Odyssey (educators, mental health providers)
An international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events, and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community in Seattle, USA.
GLAAD is the principal organization that works directly with news media, entertainment media, cultural institutions and social media. GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively.
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (educators)
A leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Today, we’re known as GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. Offers multiple programs for schools, including a Day of Silence campaign, Ally week, and Safe Space Kit.
Human Rights Campaign (advocacy)
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) represents a grassroots force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work, and in the community.
Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators, and School Personnel (educators)
Resources for educators from the American Psychological Association. The APA and the other 12 organizations that comprise the Just the Facts Coalition have just published a new edition of “Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators, and School Personnel“. This group of national education, health, mental health and religious organizations believe that all students should have an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and supportive environment. Just the Facts provides information and resources for principals, educators, and school personnel who confront sensitive issues involving gay, lesbian and bisexual students.
Matthew Shepard Foundation (advocacy, educators)
The Matthew Shepard Foundation was founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his dreams, beliefs, and aspirations, the Foundation seeks to “Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion, & Acceptance” through its varied educational, outreach and, advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew’s story. Offers an online community for teens and educator resources.
National Association of School Psychology, Resources for GLBTQ Youth (educators, mental health providers)
Multiple resources and tip sheets for school counselors and educators working with GLTBQ youth.
Gender Spectrum (educators, mental health providers, families)
Gender Spectrum provides education, training, and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. Offers many resources, including school-based training for educators and discussion boards.
The Safe Schools Coalition (educators)
An international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools – at home and all over the world – become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Offers resources, curricula, classroom tools, and more.
Ugly Ducklings (advocacy, educators)
A national campaign, collaboratively produced by two grass-roots Maine organizations, Hardy Girls Healthy Women and Greater Waterville Communities for Children and Youth, to combat biased-based harassment and suicide of GLBTQ youth. The Ugly Ducklings Community Action Kit is a compilation of strategies, activities, and resources to use in communities, schools, families, and faith-based organizations. It includes the documentary film Ugly Ducklings, interviews with Maine youth, and interactive features.
Teaching Tolerance (educators)
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance promotes an appreciation for diversity in schools by reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations, and supporting equity for our nation’s children. Provides free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners.
The Trevor Project (1-866-4-U-Trevor) (advocacy)
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Offers resources such as suicide prevention training and adult ally training.
Welcoming Schools (educators)
A project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Welcoming Schools offers professional development tools, lessons aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and many additional resources for elementary schools on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and affirming gender, ending bullying and name-calling. Welcoming Schools is inclusive of the many types of diversity found in our communities including LGBT families and people.
WPATH (physicians, mental health providers)
Devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders. Provides ethical guidelines for professionals, conferences, and internationally accepted Standards of Care (SOC).