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LGBTQ+ Issues Letter Template

Use this template to draft a letter alerting school officials to policies that discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals.
Published: April 25, 2024

This is a template letter that can be used to alert school officials about policies that discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals. Letters should be customized to describe the particular facts and relevant laws and policies in a school or district. Nothing in this template letter is legal advice, but rather, it is meant to provide a basic framework for advocating for LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices. Please consult with local or state legal counsel about the specific facts and laws related to any individual circumstance. 

If you are writing to your school board and believe that the board should issue a supportive resolution, please consult this additional template.

For more information about your rights, consult the NEA’s guide “What Educators Should Know About LGBTQ+ Rights.” Additional resources are available online here.

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