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Educators, school staff & Students
*This is a huge sign of trust from a youth and even if they can’t express their gratitude for you right now, please know how important your support is!
*Connect the student to community support resources ie. local Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) or see Identity’s support page
*Check out the educational resources on this page to become more informed!
*Advocate for 2SLGBTQ+ students ie. get involved with GSA, testify at school board meetings, create space for queer & trans* student voices to be heard
*A few reminders:
ACLU’s Know Your Rights: a guide for trans & gender nonconforming students
ACLU’s LGBTQ+ youth resources
Check out Identity’s website for info on virtual gathering spaces & support groups
Want to connect with other student leaders across Alaska? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Rights Campaign’s scholarship finder for Alaskan LGBTQ+ folks
The Pride Foundation Scholarships – a scholarship program that supports LGBTQ+ students who are leaders—in their own lives, in their families, in their home communities, in their fields of study, in their workplaces, or in our movements for justice.
Point Foundation – empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.
Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award – acknowledges remarkable young people who refuse to be silenced by societal norms and demonstrate profound courage in the face of hardship, intolerance and bigotry based on sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin.
Information & resources about higher education for youth experiencing houselessness
College scholarships for LGBTQ+ students – search engine
If you know of other resources, please let us know by submitting them through this form.