Beginning April, 2014 we will post
things we think might be helpful/information
at the top of this page rather than trying to group them.
You’ll have to dig down to find older good stuff. . .

June, 2014:  The Office for Victims of Crimes released information re:
“Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault”

June, 2014:  This report from the Council of State Governments Justice Center came out earlier this month and notes the disproportionate impact of school discipline policies on LGBT students, students of color, and students with disabilities, and how these students are more likely to have contact with the justice system as a result.

April, 2014:  Check out these articles from “down under”:  The decision is recognition by the highest court in the land that ”sex” is not binary – it is not only ”male” or ”female” -and that this should be recognised by the law and in basic legal documents.
Neither man nor woman. . .“nonspecific sex. . .”

From SAMSHA:  “A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children”  This is not an endorsement, but it is worth looking at.  Can also be downloaded on line.

Early 2014:  A TedX talk by Boston Pediatric Endocrinologist – GOOD!
New medical treatments for transgender adolescents: Norman Spack at TEDxBeaconStreet
“How I Help Transgender Teens Be Who They Want to Be”

Teaching Tolerance – altho the name of this group hits every nerve for me, they do come out with some good things, such as these lesson plans:
“What’s So Bad About “That’s So Gay”?
“Sending ‘That’s so gay’ on Vacation – Permanently”

4/2014:  Geena Rocero: “Why I Must Come Out” Trans actress/model on TedX.
This YouTube video is very good and might be helpful to parents or others who are
having trouble understanding what it means to be trans.   

Dr. Jennifer Bryan’s Website –
Check out the video of her work at The Parker School near Albany.
And, if you are an educator you should also read her book, From the Dress-Up Corner to the Senior Prom: Navigating Gender and Sexuality Diversity in PreK-12 Schools

“Safe Space” stickers
Size: 2” by 4”.   (If you’d like one or more safe space stickers please email us at

LGBT History Month Posters
During October, visit LGBT History Month site by clicking on the icon in the top right corner of our homepage.  You can download the poster and 31 biographies!  It makes a great display!

Acceptance Practiced Here signs – we can send copies or send you the pdf so you can make your own!   APH with GSA.GLYS tag

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Got $$$$$$S?!  Here are a couple of other places
to purchase buttons, stickers, posters & more:

Progressive Catalog

Safer Schools Coalition (in the Northwest)

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New York Clivil Liberties Union (NYCLU) WNY Office in Buffalo
The NYCLU can be a great resource for educators who need information about DASA, the New York Dignity for All Students Act that went into effect in July, 2012.

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                                           INTERNET RESOURCES
INTERNET RESOURCES – in no particular order!

This article came from BuzzFeed this summer!
“Breaking through the binary: Gender explained using continuums” – using a great graphic . . . .Click here. . .

Also from BuzzFeed. . . “Everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-transgender-people”. . . .Click here. . .

A new position paper from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine makes recommendations for promoting the health of LGBT adolescents, including specific recommendations on youth in the juvenile justice system.  Click here to view.

2103 Education Week Article – the impact of news on LGBT youth.
Impact of News on LGBT Youth

Advancing Transgender Equality – the blog of the National Center for Trans Equality
Click here to go to “NCTE’s Blueprint for Safe and Supportive Schools: A Resource for the Obama Administration’s LGBT Conference on Education”

What is intersex?

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

American Psychological Association – this site includes link to pdf of the pamphlet, includes pdf for pamphlet  Answers to Your Questions About Individuals With Intersex Conditions

Asset-Based Approaches for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQI2-S) – This monograph offers a public health approach for communities to meet the needs of families comprising a parent, child, or youth who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, two-spirit (LGBTQI2-S) or transitioning. (2009 College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, University of South Florida) – to download

NOVA – “The Intersex Spectrum”

Go Ask Alice

The Joint Commission 
– you can download this June, 2012 field guide:
“Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community:
A Field Guide

                               GENERAL INFO          GENERAL INFO

GLSEN – the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Teachers Network has lots of good info for parents, teachers, students and concerned citizens wanting to help creating schools where everyone is valued and respected.  GSA advisors – look here!

Southern Poverty Law Center
Free Teaching Tolerance Resources – As one of the nation’s leading providers of anti-bias education resources, we reach hundreds of thousands of educators and millions of students annually through our award-winning Teaching Tolerance magazine, multimediateaching kits, online curricula, professional development resources like our Teaching Diverse Students Initiative and special projects like Mix It Up at Lunch Day.
(Please check back as we are trying to update the link.)

“That’s A Family” Video
This video is 30 minutes in length, is reasonably priced and is GREAT!
Most families are not mom, dad and kids. This video shows all kinds of families, including those with two moms (lesbian) and two dads (gay). From the GLYS executive director: Although this film features children talking to other children, I have used it primarily with educators. It is a good tool for reminding teachers not to use “parents” or “mom and dad” all the time as well as to consider card making for mothers and fathers days. Can you use it in your classroom? You know the climate in your school/district! There is a study guide for the video.

If you did not find what you needed, please email
GLYS Director Sophia McDaniel-Francis at