GLSEN is leading national education organization dedicated to ensuring that schools are safe for all students. Their website offers resources and information including research, tools for teachers, and opportunities for activism in your community.
Teaching tolerance is an education project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, dedicated to the erasure of hate, bias, and bigotry in society. Their website is “A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.”
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.
Campus Pride serves LGBT and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBT-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBT and ally student leaders.
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.
We believe that no college student should fear for their safety based on their gender identity or sexual orientation, and we want to connect LGBTQ students with the information and scholarships they need to find the institution with their best interests at heart.
Many on-campus initiatives seek to assist LGBTQ students throughout college. The team at thebestcolleges.org is committed to raising awareness for all the ways in which LGBTQ students can fully take advantage of these resources. Our new guide provides helpful information on choosing an LGBTQ-friendly college and finding a supportive network on campus.
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.