NOTE: This post was formerly titled Depressing Statistic Of The Day: Safety Progress Slows For LGBTQ Students. If have since turned it into a “Best” list on ways to support LGBTQ students.
When it comes to school safety for LGBTQ kids, progress has slowed, survey finds is an NBC News story about a recent survey not showing good news for the safety of our LGBTQ students.
You can also read more about the report at Ed Week’s article, Hostility Toward LGBTQ Students May Be Rising in Schools, Survey Finds.
You might also be interested in Teaching Tolerance’s NEW LGBTQ Best Practices Guide.
On the heels of this report on intolerance, the Trump Administration today indicated they are considering making things even worse. Learn about it in this PBS NewsHour video segment:
One two other pieces of useful related info:
Given recent news, it’s worth reminding ourselves of this important study that found a way of reducing transphobia. https://t.co/tVFUMjSUDf
— Ed Yong (@edyong209) October 22, 2018
Article of the Day | ‘“Transgender” Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration’ https://t.co/ZaBiLc569x
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) October 22, 2018
5 Ways To Make Classrooms More Inclusive is from NPR.
Schools Struggle to Support LGBTQ Students is from Edutopia.
5 Easy Ways to Support LGBTQ Youth in the Classroom is from The Huff Post.
New Survey Finds Suicide Is a Major Risk for LGBTQ Youth is from Slate.
Supporting LGBTQ Students in Elementary School is from Edutopia.
When kids use their preferred pronoun, they have 35% fewer suicidal thoughts, 65% fewer suicide attempts & 71% fewer depression symptoms. @GLSEN found more than 2/3 of LGBTQ+ students hear homophobic remarks often—which means it’s critical teachers model inclusivity & respect. https://t.co/Dol1dYINXB
— Phyllis Fagell, LCPC (@Pfagell) June 7, 2019
REVIEW: Where to Find Kids’ LGBTQAI+ Books. #elachat #engchat @ncte #edchat #tlchat Reviewer Sarah Cooper recommends this thoughtful resource from @ALALibrary, @CDH2009 and @Lizbrary https://t.co/Vm6guOLBCU @Larryferlazzo @bivey pic.twitter.com/sB9lqWDPil
— MiddleWeb (@middleweb) June 28, 2019
I want to bolster the LGBTQ+ section of my HS classroom library. Let’s start a thread. What titles do you suggest?
— Kelly Gallagher (@KellyGToGo) July 13, 2019
10 Tips for Building a More LGBTQ-Inclusive Classroom is from Ed Week.
Let’s make California schools safe and supportive for LGBTQ students appeared in the Sacramento Bee.
“When anybody denies your child their personhood, their identity, denies them that supportive environment, they’re actively harming your child,” — Whose rights should come first when trans students and teachers clash over names and pronouns? https://t.co/A9Tob1sBlR
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) November 15, 2019
Using a child’s identified pronouns might feel complicated, but it’s crucial. Here’s why. is from The Washington Post.