LGBTQ+ students of all ages deserve to learn and thrive in learning environments that are inclusive and affirming of their identities. Whether they’re in K-12 classrooms or at college or university campuses, they deserve to be in attendance as their most authentic selves, allowing their queer identities to shine bright.
They also deserve to have the right resources and tools to advocate for themselves. We’re committed to helping LGBTQ+ students feel more confident and empowered
Check out these resources designed with LGBTQ+ students in mind:
To help LGBTQ+ college students fully be in attendance as their most authentic selves, we’ve built a scholarship database to connect them to opportunities for financial support. This database holds over 400 available scholarships and other financial opportunities for students in the LGBTQ+ community to receive financial aid.
Data shows that 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses are among young people between the ages of 13 and 24 years old, with Black and Latinx youth accounting for most. To address this phenomenon, it is vital that we support, educate and empower campuses to lead in the fight to prevent the spread of HIV among its students and community, including those attending HBCUs.
Check out our HBCU Health Directory to access health resources on your campus.
This IG Live will feature prominent and influential LGBTQ+ folks and allies who’ll speak to the importance of LGBTQ+ youth showing up as their most authentic selves to their respective learning environments. Participants will be determined soon.
Moderated by: HRC’s Ted Lewis, Director of Youth Well-Being Program
Date: August 30, 2023 at 6 PM EST
Parents of LGBTQ+ students play an important supportive role in their empowerment and development. Through the right resources and tools, parents can help their LGBTQ+ children thrive in many social settings, including classrooms and learning environments. We’re here to help them do just that.
Check out these parent-centric resources:
Parents and caregivers of Black trans and non-binary children navigate the compounded challenges of helping their children thrive as both LGBTQ+ and Black youth. This resource can help you better understand your child’s needs. It speaks to your family’s experience while observing both gender and race.
Does your child identify as a non-binary, gender fluid or gender-expansive youth? Our FAQ resource for parents and caregivers can help you better understand your child’s identity.
Our 2023 Youth Report includes insightful findings about the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ youth in school, homes and other areas of life. We’ve compiled key findings all parents and caregivers should know along with action steps they can take to better support the LGBTQ+ youth in their lives.
A week-long initiative connecting parents and caregivers to ways they can speak up against discrimination and hate in classrooms, helping make all learning environments safe and inclusive.
Brought to you by the Greater Than Hate Coalition–a collective movement composed of eight of the country’s leading human rights and equality organizations