Family Supports

Check out some of our amazing resources for YOU!

Learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community and services.

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Transgender, Nonbinary, & GNC Student Rights

San Diego Unified School District is committed to creating and sustaining safe, supportive, and welcoming school sites, free from discrimination and harassment, for transgender,nonbinary, and gender nonconforming students in accordance with the California School Success and Opportunity Act (January 2014). 

Know the Terminology 

Learn some of the key terminology that clarifies GENDER IDENTITY, TRANSGENDER, CISGENDER, NONBINARY, and GENDER NON-CONFORMING. 

GLSEN's School Year Calendar

2018-2019 School Year Calendar

Start planning now! The school year is full of opportunities to participate in GLSEN events, address LGBTQ and social justice issues, learn about diverse communities, and take action to create safe and inclusive schools for ALL! Use this calendar to schedule
your GSA meetings, lesson plans, student events, and staff development workshops as part of your ongoing multicultural and LGBTQ-inclusion efforts.


It Gets Better Project

About Our Global Movement

The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone.

LGBTQIA+ Educator for parents & community

ame-calling and using anti-gay and anti-trans slurs starts as early as kindergarten, first- and second-grades. At a very young age, children have already been introduced to information about LGBTQIA+ people, which is often based on misinformation and negative stereotypes. When teachers are silent about LGBTQIA+ people, students learn from this omission that it is acceptable to use homophobic and transphobic put-downs. These slurs are hurtful and unacceptable and they affect the lives of people in every school and community.

The Importance of Gender Pronouns

Gender pronouns are important because they're the smallest way to acknowledge someone's identity. Other than our name, pronouns are one of the main ways that people identify and call us.The practice of using your own pronouns when introducing yourself to another person or in a larger group helps demystify the notion that the use of gender pronouns is the sole responsibility of transgender or gender nonconforming youth and adults. Using pronouns creates safer and more inclusive spaces for people to be themselves knowing that other 
people are going to respect their identity.

Connect to some of the San Diego community & local culture resources

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We face a pervasive problem with a set of new challenges. 8 out of 10 LGBT students are still harassed at school each year because of who they are. We are working to change that.

At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow. We accomplish our goals by working in hallways across the country -- from Congress and the Department of Education to schools and district offices in your community -- to improve school climate and champion LGBT issues in K-12 education. 

GSA Network

Our overall strategy for fighting for educational justice is to work with grassroots, youth-led groups and GSAs, empowering them to educate their schools and communities, advocate for just policies that protect LGBTQ youth from harassment and violence, and organize in coalition with other youth groups across identity lines to address broader issues of oppression.
All of our work with students focuses on leadership development and activism that prioritizes building alliances not only across sexual orientation and gender identity lines, but also across race, ethnicity, and class lines, and our resources and trainings are designed to facilitate coalition building.

Hillcrest Youth Center 

In order to develop into successful and fully participating citizens, our youth need a safe, welcoming and affirming space where they can be themselves and access the resources they need. The Hillcrest Youth Center is the first drop-in and recreational center in San Diego County dedicated to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and HIV+ (LGBTQ+) youth.

HYC offers programming for LGBTQ+ youth and allies, ages 14-18, with special hours on Tuesdays for youth ages 10-13. 

Uptown Youth Services 

We improve lives.

Every day, San Diego Youth Services works to fight the tragedies of youth homelessness and youth in crisis across our county. We strive to end homelessness, prevent delinquency and school failure, break the cycle of child abuse and neglect, and promote mental health and addiction recovery. Our work embraces all youth, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. San Diego Youth Services is a safe zone for LGBTQ youth.

Diversionary Theatre

Diversionary Theatre was founded in 1986 to provide quality theatre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The mission of the theatre is to provide an inspiring and thought provoking theatrical platform to explore complex and diverse LGBT stories, which influence the larger cultural discussion.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world 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.

Get involved, take action, and make a difference in your school!

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LGBTQIA+ Advisory Committee

As a team of San Diego Unified School District staff, students, families, and community members, this committee advises the superintendent and school board on issues of safe and welcoming school environments, school policies, training, support groups, and resources for LGBTQIA+ members within the district.

Topics include: student voice, school climate, educator training, bullying report form, name change forms, all-gender spaces, curriculum, and GSA. Meeting are from 4:00-5:30 pm.