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SPS Support of LGBTQ Students and Staff

Summary: Seattle Public Schools is committed to upholding the dignity of all people in all of our schools. 

The shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance is a devastating reminder of the need for safe and supportive environments for LGBTQ young people. 

Seattle Public Schools is committed to creating welcoming spaces for queer and trans students and staff.  Our district has a long history of implementing student support groups/affinity groups, offering staff training, developing inclusive policies and procedures, and providing age-appropriate instructional materials addressing the needs of LGBTQ people.

Seattle Public Schools believes all students should have their identities affirmed, feel safe and welcome, be their whole selves, and see themselves reflected in their school experiences. We remain committed to these ideals and to upholding the dignity of all people in all of our schools. 

For more information or support in addressing LGBTQ issues and programs in our schools, contact the Health Education office at

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