Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning

Job Corps is an inclusive and accepting environment for all students, regardless of sexual orientation. According to the CDC, LGBTQ teens are more likely to experience bullying, violence, sexual assault, and suicidal ideation than their straight peers.

This webpage provides resources for protecting LGBTQ students’ rights and creating a safe and supportive environment.

 

 


  


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Web Resources

 

 Web Resources

 
  
  
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http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/lgbtq-student-support/
Provides resources for LGBTQ teens and college students.
  
http://www.jointcommission.org/lgbt/
This field guide from The Joint Commission urges U.S. hospitals to create a more welcoming, safe and inclusive environment that contributes to improved health care quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families. The Field Guide features a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources, and testimonials designed to help hospitals in their efforts to improve communication and provide more patient-centered care to their LGBT patients. This monograph was developed with support from the California Endowment.
  
https://www.advocatesforyouth.org/resources/health-information/creating-safe-space-for-glbtq-youth-a-toolkit/
An online toolkit for professionals that includes: Educating Youth to Understand and Support their GLBTQ Peers, Redressing Homophobia and Creating Awareness Among Your Staff, and Becoming a GLBTQ Ally Yourself.
  
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/lgbtq-college-student-guide/
The following guide was created to help LGBTQ students understand how many campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive.
  
https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/transgender-people-and-law
Provides information on discrimination in employment, housing, public places, and schools.
  
http://www.apa.org/topics/lgbt/transgender.pdf
Provides answers to questions about transgender people, gender identity, and gender expression and where to find more information aobut transgender issues.
  
http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/programs/safe-supportive/default.aspx
Funded by CDCs Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) provides capacity-building assistance to schools and other organizations that serve gay and bisexual young men at risk for HIV infection, especially African-American and Latino youth. 
  
http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/index.aspx
The mission of the APA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Office is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge on gender identity and sexual orientation to benefit society and improve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people's lives.
  
http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth.htm
Provides information on LBGT Youth Resources and LBGT Youth Programs-at-a-Glance.
  
http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/campaigns/starttalking/index.html
A new phase of CDC’s Act Against AIDS initiative, seeks to reduce new HIV infections among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men by encouraging open discussion about a range of HIV prevention strategies and related sexual health issues between sex partners.
  
http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=home-00-00
Develops and implements programs in response to community-identified needs.
  
http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=protocol-00-00
This protocol provides peer-reviewed medical guidance and contains references to additional resource material.
  
http://www.lgbtcenters.org/
A member-based coalition to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers.
  
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/oasp/resources/lgbt-workers
Provides information about the Department of Labor’s policies on gender identity and resources.
  
http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html
The leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students; provides tools and tips for educators, students, and supporters.
  
https://www.genderspectrum.org/
Provides consultation, training and events designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand and address the concepts of gender identity and expression.
  
https://www.bwjp.org/resource-center/resource-results/glbtq-domestic-violence-project.html
Provides free and confidential support and services for GLBTQ survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  Also provides presentations/workshops and ongoing technical assistance and training for community groups, service providers, and domestic violence organizations.
  
http://www.hrc.org/
Advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.
  
http://www.itgetsbetter.org/
A place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future.  It’s a place where our straight allies can visit and support their friends and family members.  It’s a place where people can share their stories, take the It Gets Better Project pledge, watch videos of love and support, and seek help through the Trevor Project and GLSEN.
  
http://www.lgbtmap.org/
An independent think tank that provides rigorous research, insight and analysis that help speed equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
  
http://www.lgbtmap.org/equality-maps/non_discrimination_ordinances
  
http://transequality.org
Provides information about issues and rights for transgender people.
  
http://transequality.org/issues/resources/transgender-terminology
Provides transgender terminology and definitions.
  
http://www.vawnet.org/special-collections/DVLGBTQ.php
Provides information about domestic violence within the LGBTQ community.
  
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/diversity-and-inclusion/reports/diagencyspecificstrategicplanguidance.pdf
Provides information regarding policy and purposes, core concepts, and transitioning while employed.
  
http://community.pflag.org/
PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and societal acceptance of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education and advocacy.
  
http://www.pointfoundation.org/
Empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.
  
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/top-health-issues-lgbt-populations/sma12-4684
Provides facts sheets, PowerPoint slides and web resources.
  
http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/lgbt/
Provides bullying prevention & intervention resources.
  
http://www.straightforequality.org/
A national outreach and education project created by PFLAG National to empower allies in supporting and advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
  
http://www.straightforequality.org/Healthcare
This guide will give you some great strategies for making your practice open, inclusive, and culturally competent of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
  
http://www.tolerance.org/publication/best-practices-creating-lgbt-inclusive-school-climate
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students face harassment at twice the rate of non-LGBT youth. Teaching Tolerance has put together strategies and tips to make your school welcoming to all.
  
http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/
A research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families.
  
http://thefenwayinstitute.org/
The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health works to make life healthier for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), people living with HIV/AIDS, and the larger community. We do this through research and evaluation, education and training, and public health advocacy.
  
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Provides resources including nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs.
  
http://www.wpath.org/
Promotes evidence-based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy, and respect in transsexual and transgender health.
  
https://www.wpath.org/publications/soc
Provides standards of health care for Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender-Nonconforming people; volume 7 available in 18 different languages.

 

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