LGBTQ Resources and Supports

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  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. AFSP believes in our individual and collective responsibility to support the mental health and well-being for everyone, including LGBTQ people.

    Visit their website for resources and support options:
    https://afsp.org/lgbtq-mental-health-and-suicide-prevention

  • Celebrating LGBTQ+ Youth - Members of the Mason LGBTQ + community, including some amazing allies, came together to make this project possible. Our hope is that this collaboration provides comfort to all of the incredible LGBTQ+ young people out there.

    College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

    College Guide for LGBTQ Students

    APA - Just the Facts

    • Just the Facts was developed by a group of national education, health, mental health and religious organizations that believe that all students should have an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and supportive environment. Just the Facts provides information and resources for principals, educators, and school personnel who confront sensitive issues involving gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.

    Families Like Mine

    • Families Like Mine offers support for families with gay parents.

    GLSEN

    • The Gay, Lesbian & 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

    Safe Schools Coalition

    • The Safe Schools Coalition is a National Coalition that offers resources as a starting point for educators, parents/guardians and youth in support of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender youth.

    School Climate

    • School Climate is an organization that helps schools integrate crucial social and emotional learning with academic instruction and assists students and adults stand up to bullying and end harmful harassment and violence in schools.

    Teaching Tolerance

    • Teaching Tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. They provide educational materials and resources regarding bullying prevention, including their recent documentary, BULLIED: a student, a school and a case that made history. Discussion guide included.

    The Trevor Project

    • The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.

  • Attention Users: Our goal is to provide comprehensive information that will help support you and your student as you navigate the many options beyond high school. The content of outside links is not controlled by Loudoun County Public Schools and we do not endorse any specific link or confirm that the information is accurate. While school staff review links when they are inserted, the content may change. If you find any linked home page content you consider inappropriate, please bring the matter to the attention of the building principal. Remember that the outside source Web page may link to other pages that have not been reviewed; explore at your own risk.