Many GLSEN chapters are asked the same things, from basic questions to requests for assistance with trainings, multiple times by students, parents, educators, administrators who want to make a difference in their schools. Each Chapter has a different way of dealing with these requests but two of the most notable examples are GLSEN Connecticut and GLSEN Northeast Ohio who both created resource guides to provide a starting point for those who want to do more in their communities. The majority of the information provided within each is useful for anyone across the country who is working to make schools safer for all students with added information specific to Connecticut or Ohio.
Both chapters spent a great amount of time developing and, in GLSEN Connecticut's case, then revising, a resource specifically for use in schools in their states. Both resources provide information on legislation both national and local in scope as well as lesson plans for raising awareness of and discussing issues that face LGBT youth and teachers in school.
Tackling LGBT Issues in School
GLSEN Connecticut's Tackling LGBT Issues in School is specifically designed to help teachers, administrators, students or parents work towards making schools safe for all. The resource is a recent revision of the acclaimed Tackling Gay Issues in School, originally edited and published by GLSEN Connecticut in 1998. Tackling LGBT Issues in School is available as a PDF or for purchase for the cost of $25 (including shipping and handling) per copy. Please click on the links to the right to download the order form or the pdf of the entire resource.
For more information about the Chapter please visit GLSEN Connecticut's website at www.glsen.org/connecticut or contact them at
Ohio Educator's Guide
GLSEN Northeast Ohio released the Ohio Educator's Guide to GLBTQ Resources: A Guide to Creating Safe Schools for ALL Youth
in December 2007. This guide is a compilation of articles and information pertinent to the safe schools movement. It has been distributed to every high school (public, private, parochial, vocational and charter) in the entire state of Ohio - a total of almost 1,200 schools!
The guide is available for download using the link to the right. If you wish to have a hard copy sent to you, please contact GLSEN Northeast Ohio at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. For more information about the Chapter please visit GLSEN Northeast Ohio's website at www.glsen.org/northeastoh