LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER & QUESTIONING (LGBTQ) YOUTH
LGBT History Gets Short Shrift in Schools. There’s an Effort to Change That.
A pair of Massachusetts educators is chipping away at the nearly total absence of context about LGBT individuals in the K-12 curriculum.
NY Times Article: Gay and Lesbian High Schools Report ‘Heartbreaking’ Levels of Violence. The first nationwide study to ask high school students about their sexuality found that gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers were at far greater risk for depression, bullying and many types of violence than their straight peers. August 2016
Seeking Shelter The Experiences and Unmet Needs of LGBT Homeless Youth
2013 Report by the Center on American Progress on the unmet needs of LGBT homeless youth.
LGBTQ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
2014 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Brief on LGBTQ youth in Juvenile Justice System.
2014 State of the Safe Schools Report
Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition Brief on the state of the Safe Schools Act.
Documenting Disparities for LGBT Students: Expanding the Collection and Reporting of Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
2016 document from the Discipline Disparities Series documenting disparities for LGBT students.
Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students
2016 U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education guidance letter for serving transgender students.
Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students
2016 U.S. Department of Education document providing examples of policies and practices for supporting transgender students.
Guidance to School Districts: Creating a Safe and Supportive School Environment for Transgender Students
2016 Oregon Department of Education guidance letter for creating safe and supportive school environment for Transgender students.
National Recommended Best Practices for Serving LGBT Homeless Youth
Report outlining the best practices for serving LGBT homeless youth.
LGBTQ Foster Care Youth: The Silent Voices
Source: A Family for Every Child Newsletter. April 2015