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Social Justice Trainings Safety, Bias, & LGBTQ+ Issues
Professional Learning

Taking a Stand: Creating Safer Schools for LGBTQ+ Students

This introductory module guides educators to create safer spaces for LGBTQ+ students. By identifying key contributors to safe spaces and common barriers, educators finish this session with an action plan to support LGBTQ+ students. This module introduces the Racial Justice in Education Framework, a guide that is used throughout the entire LGBTQ+ Training Series.

At a Glance

Workshop content includes video clips, hands-on activities, and offers resources for creating schools that are safe for all students.


  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Gender Equity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Positive School Environments
  • Professional Leadership
  • Racial & Social Justice


  • Identify factors that contribute to a safe or unsafe learning environment
  • Identify additional barriers to safety for students who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ+
  • Develop an action plan to create a safer learning environment for your students
  • Learn how to become a LGBTQ+ ally
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NEA Center for Social Justice

Last Updated: February 22, 2021


Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional
  • Teacher


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

2 hours minimum

Session Format

Virtual, In-Person, or Blended

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This module is part of our Safety, Bias, & LGBTQ+ Issues series.

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