As a parent or guardian there are often a number of ways in which we can help our children and their educators create and maintain LGBTQ-inclusive spaces at school. Here are some resources to support that process.
Talking about LGBT themes with your child's teacher
Frequent talks with your child’s teacher are key to ensuring a safer and more inclusive school experience for your child. Here are some ideas to help you plan a discussion of LGBTQ themes with your child’s teacher.
Being a straight ally
One of the most important roles in the creation of safer and more inclusive schools is that of the “straight”- identified ally. Here are some ideas on how you can act as an ally.
Connecting with local queer families
Tips to help you connect with LGBTQ families within your local community, offering more opportunities for you and your children to feel supported both in and out of school.
Supporting a child who would like to start a GSA or another student-led safe space group
As a parent, there are many ways you can help your child and other students at the school who want to establish a GSA or another student-led safe space group.
Getting an LGBTQ-inclusive policy at your school board
Working with your local school district or board to implement an LGBTQ-inclusive ‘equity policy’ at a regional level is a powerful step towards creating safer and more inclusive schools for everyone. Here are some things to consider when working towards such a policy
Talking with school administrators
School admin plays an important role in working towards safer and more inclusive schools. Here are some tips to consider when planning a conversation with admin at your school.
Talking to children and youth about homophobia, biphobia and transphobia
Discussing homophobia, transphobia and biphobia with children and youth can provide them with important tools to understand and resist these phobias within school culture and society at large.