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Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Students

Information on safe spaces for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) students, their educators and their families.

Los Angeles Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center Out For Safe Schools External link opens in new window or tab.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s OUT for Safe Schools® program transforms school campuses into communities of support and safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ+) students. By implementing OUT for Safe Schools®, your school district or educational agency is mobilizing allyship for LGBTQ+ students, helping them feel comfortable in and thrive at school.

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Safe Space Kit External link opens in new window or tab.

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.

Advocates For Youth and Girls Best Friend Foundation The Safe Space Toolkit External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

The Safe Space Toolkit is intended for youth-serving professionals, especially direct service professionals in such fields as youth development, education, health care, and social work.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, January 16, 2024