LGBTQ+

How are principals responding to political interference? Not so well

A survey conducted by the Institute for Democracy, Education and Access at the University of California Los Angeles and the Civic Engagement Research Group at the University of California Riverside showcases the concerns of nearly 700 high school principals surrounding political interference in schools.

LGBTQ+ school leaders are focused on 3 issues beyond the political climate

Members of the LGBTQ+ School Leaders Network are prioritizing self-care, professional growth and supporting students and teachers in a changing environment.

Will new LGBTQ protections mean the end of hostile school climates?

“The 2021 National School Climate Survey reveals that LGBTQ+ students are experiencing unacceptable rates of bullying and discrimination in the classroom, which impacts their mental health, self-esteem and educational aspirations," said Joseph Kosciw, director of GLSEN Research Institute. But evidence shows that inclusive policies, GSAs, and supportive educators can create environments where all students can thrive.

How a principal is creating safe spaces under a new transgender policy

When the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District eliminated transgender bathrooms, the high school principal made her own adjustments to support her students.

How support of LGBTQ-related curriculum is split along party lines

Less than 10% of Republicans support transgender and gay rights being taught in elementary schools, whereas nearly 50% of Democrats support it.

Outraged parents to school board: ‘Keep your dirty books in the closet!’

Protestors shouted at one another as they held up signs displaying anti-gay rhetoric at a Michigan school board meeting.

Senate Republicans: Title IX proposals erase 50 years of progress

The Biden Administration "has seized our nation's primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities," Republicans write.

Transgender students face new pressure in this state. But schools vow their support

Leaders in several Virginia districts affirm commitments to inclusive climates in response to new K-12 policy that defines "sex” as strictly biological.

What do the comments say about Biden’s proposed changes to Title IX?

Over 210,500 comments were submitted in response to Biden's proposed Title IX changes, and there are a healthy variety of opinions...

Is Oklahoma’s new ‘bathroom bill’ a violation of the U.S. Constitution?

Oklahoma's new law restricting transgender students' access to restrooms faces legal opposition from students who argue it's a constitutional violation.

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