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Back-to-School Resources for LGBTQ Parents: 2016 Edition

Back-to-School Resources for LGBTQ Parents

I first started posting back-to-school resources for LGBTQ parents in 2006, before my own son was even in school. He’s grown and changed, and so has this list. I hope it remains useful, whether your children are just entering school, starting a new school, or encountering new issues in their educational journeys.

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Discussing Orlando with Children


My 13-year-old son said all the kids on his bus today were talking about the shooting in Orlando. At some point, we cannot shelter our children from news such as this. But how do we talk about it with them?

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Elementary Students Want Educational Website to Include LGBT Rights

Kids 4 LGBT Rights Now

When fourth and fifth graders at a New York City school saw that a major educational website wasn’t including LGBT rights in its coverage of civil rights issues, they decided to take action.

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Free Family Diversity, Anti-Bullying Videos for No Name-Calling Week!

No Name-Calling Week

Happy No Name-Calling Week, “one of the largest bullying-prevention initiatives in the country.” In celebration of the event, educational film company Groundspark is offering free streaming of all the films from its wonderful Respect for All Project, which cover family diversity, LGBT inclusion in schools, and much more.

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Show Some Spirit

Spirit Day 2015

It’s Spirit Day once again, time to take a stand against bullying and show support for LGBTQ youth. Not all LGBTQ youth are bullied, of course, and not all victims of bullies are LGBTQ — but bullying continues to impact our community in significant ways.

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