Resources for Schools, Educators, and Counselors

Gay-Straight Alliance Network

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.
GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to:

  • create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions,
  • educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and
  • fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.

GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools.

The Safe Schools Coalition

The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Association for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling

The mission of ALGBTIC includes the recognition of both individual and social contexts representing the confluence of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, spiritual or religious belief system, indigenous heritage in order:

  • to promote greater awareness and understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) issues among members of the counseling profession and related helping occupations.
  • to improve standards and delivery of counseling services provided to GLBT clients and communities.
  • to identify conditions which create barriers to the human growth and development of GLBT clients and communities; and use counseling skills, programs, and efforts to preserve, protect, and promote such development.
  • to develop, implement, and foster interest in counseling-related charitable, scientific, and educational programs designed to further the human growth and development of GLBT clients and communities.
  • to secure equality of treatment, advancement, qualifications, and status of GLBT members of the counseling profession and related helping occupations.
  • to publish a journal and other scientific, educational, and professional materials with the purpose of raising the standards of practice for all who work with GLBT clients and communities in the counseling profession and related helping occupations.