Seattle Public Schools

Health Education

LGBTQ+ Support Resources

LGBTQ+ Support Resources

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Seattle Public Schools is dedicated to supporting all students and families, including our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community.

The Health Education Office is proud to provide resources and supports to our district with the aim of creating and sustaining safe, supportive school environments.

The Health Education office works with school administrators, educators, and staff to continually improve safety and inclusivity in our schools. We are available to support schools in the following ways:

  • Providing staff training on supporting LGBTQ+ youth.
  • Providing optional supplemental resources for teachers to guide conversations about gender identity. Learn more about the K-5 Gender Book Kit, which lives in each elementary school library.
  • Working to improve all-gender restroom access.
  • Referrals to community agencies that serve LGBTQ+ youth and families.
  • Providing monthly resources and professional development to advisors of Gender-Sexuality Alliances and Rainbow Clubs.
  • Providing personalized support to staff and leaders working to support LGBTQ+ students.
  • Providing welcoming visuals like Pride flags and inclusive posters.
  • Offering healing and community spaces for LGBTQ+ staff.

Student and Family Resources

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Mental health support, LGBTQ+ alliances and clubs, name and gender changes in student records, opportunities to connect with other LGBTQ+ families.

Accepting your LGBTQ+ Child

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Family acceptance is the number-one determinant of LGBTQ+ youth safety, health, and wellbeing. We have resources for families on the journey to acceptance.

Staff Resources

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PD and consultations, support for creating inclusive environments, connect with other LGBTQ+ staff.

Our Students, Their Stories

Book cover of Our Students, Their Stories. Celebrating LGBTQ+ Students, Families, and Staff. A project of Seattle Public Schools

A photo book highlighting the stories of our amazing LGBTQ+ students and staff.

Seattle Pride Parade in June!

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Seattle Pride Parade

Seattle Public Schools has marched in the Pride Parade for many years with students, staff, and families. Watch this page for updates as we get closer to June!