Gay & Lesbian Services of Western New York


To professionals visiting the GLYS website: If you visit one of these resource sites and particularly like or dislike it, we would appreciate it if you would email us with your feedback (

April, 2009
BULLYING not only hurts children & adolescents who ID as GLBTQ but those who are perceived to be. This YouTube clip is about a sad consequence of bullying in schools.

Check out our GLYS Poster!
If you like it and want a copy, just send us your snail mail address and the number you and your office/agency can use (Send us an email if you’d like some posters:

Also available is our “safe space” sticker.
(It was modeled after a GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educators Network- Sticker).
Size: 2” by 4”.
(Send us an email if you’d like some stickers:

Please Note: The following websites include information that might be helpful to professionals. These sites are run by independent organizations. By clicking on any of the website links listed below, you will be leaving the GLYS website. Gay & Lesbian Youth Services of WNY, Inc., is not responsible for the graphics and/or content on these links or resource pages.

To professionals visiting the GLYS website: If you visit one of these resource sites and particularly like or dislike it, we would appreciate it if you would email us with your feedback (

Alberta Teachers’ Association: Safe Spaces Initiative

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

American Psychiatric Association “Fact Sheet”

American Psychological Association: Healthy Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students Project; The Needs of LGB Youth

“An Educator’s Guide to Intervening In Anti-Gay Harassment”
This 2~page guide from the Safer Schools Coalition of Washington State has been effectively used by many educators, including one WNY English teacher and GLBT student ally!

Anti~Defamation League
ADL Curriculum Connections: Anti~Bias Lesson Plans & Resources for K~12 Educators

December 2003 FINAL REPORT
Although this report is out of Washington State, the information contained can be useful no matter where you teach.

“Caroline is a Boy”

Center for Gender Sanity
Information for employers, human resource professionals, etc.

Clearinghouse on Educational Policy and Management
College of Education ~ University of Oregon
Trends and Issues: School Safety
A listing of journal articles

Connect for Kids: Better Policies for Kids

Creating Safe Schools for Lesbian and Gay Students
A resource guide for school staff.

Developing Tolerance for Gay, Lesbian Students ~ Brief Article
“While conducting a professional development activity on this subject, I recently had a staff member tell me that homosexuality is against her religious beliefs. My response to that individual was that she is entitled to her personal and religious beliefs, that I was not trying to persuade her otherwise, but as a school district employee she has an absolute obligation to ensure students are safe and free from harassment on school grounds, including being called a “faggot” or “dyke.”” School Administrator, Feb. 2000 by Alan L. Storm

It takes some digging, but this site has lesson plans on general topics like stereotyping in school, etc. Although these are not specifically GLBT topics, sometimes it is necessary to tackle GLBT stereotyping and anti~GLBT discrimination in a round~about way.

DIVERSITY BUTTONS, etc. – some sources
Donnelly Colt –

Northern Sun Products for Progressives –

Education Organizations:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources

Eleven Aspects of Sexuality ~ definitions

Who is ETR? ETR is a private non-profit health education promotion organization based in Santa Cruz, California. We are known for our state-of-the-art programs, professional training, and research in the area of adolescent pregnancy prevention as well as for our publications and our clearinghouse services.

Federal GLOBE
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Employees of the Federal Government


Increasing Tolerance for Diversity

Why We Need to Address Lesbian and Gay Issues in Our Schools

GayHealth: Youth
Hormones, high school and homosexuality-it’s a potent mix growing into your sexual orientation in the young Millennium. This site contains a list of resources.

GLAAD ~ Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Click on educators. . .

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Teachers Network (GLSTN)
Parents, Teachers, Students and Concerned Citizens Creating Schools Where Everyone is Valued and Respected

Healthy Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students Project
Mission: To strengthen the capacity of the nation’s schools to prevent the behavioral health risks of lesbian, gay, and bisexual students through knowledge development, dissemination, and application, working with and through national organizations of school stakeholders.

Human Rights Campaign ~ HRC
As America’s largest gay and lesbian organization, the Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues.

Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies ~ IGLSS

A report of a hearing of the San Franciso Human Rights Commission (released 4.28.2005) Got to the San Francisco government page:

Type “normalization of intersex people” into the seach box to get to the report.  The report is 100 pages long, but Chapter 3 contains the “Findings and Recommendations.”

Intersexuality & The Marriage Equality Debate (Bodies Like Ours)

Into the Hands of Babes
By Melissa Hendricks / Illustration by Kim Barnes
Reprinted with permission from the Johns Hopkins University Magazine. Visit the JHU

More Light on Intersex/More Light Presbyterians

Speaking of Intersex: Suggested Guidelines for Non-Intersex
Individuals Writing about Intersexuality and Intersex People.
By Emi Koyama

It Takes a Team Campaign for LGBT Issues in Sports
The Project is a collaborative effort involving seven leading national organizations and with it’s mission to create an educated public that respects all athletes and sports-affiliated personnel regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expressions.

Just the Facts
A fact sheet that summarizes important statistics about the impact of homophobia on gay and lesbian youth.

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Lesbian and Bisexual Teens
A list of web resources.|

Let’s Get This Straight: A Gay- and Lesbian-Affirming Approach to Child Welfare; A book by Gerald P. Mallon from Columbia University Press.

Making Our Schools Safe for All Our Children
This site lists many resources, but see the bottom of the homepage for access to “When Kids Don’t Have a Straight Answer.”

More on Sexual Misconduct
The Bread Crumb Trail: A Straight Line from Sexual Misconduct to Sexual Abuse in Schools

NASP Position Statement on Sexual Minority Youth

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force ~ NGLTF
The the Task Force was the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement’s leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality.

NoNameCalling Week

“Our House” Video
Today, there are millions of children in the United States being raised by gay and lesbian parents. These families are at the heart of debates in courtrooms, schools and places of worship around the country as Americans struggle to define family values. OUR HOUSE is a groundbreaking documentary that explores what it’s like to grow up with gay or lesbian parents. Traveling to urban, rural and suburban communities in Arizona, Arkansas, New Jersey and New York, OUR HOUSE director Meema Spadola (the daughter of a lesbian mom) profiles the sons and daughters of five families – African American, Latino and white; Mormon, Christian, and Jewish – who illustrate some of the diversity of America’s gay and lesbian families.

The P.E.R.S.O.N. Project Home Page:
Public Education Regarding Sexual Orientation Nationally

The Safer Schools Coalition of Washington State offers a variety of posters. Some you can print off their site, others are reasonably priced.

Project 10: Project 10 is dedicated to providing educational support services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth who attend public school campuses [in California]. Includes information for teachers and administrators.
“Project 10 is a Los Angeles Unified School District program that provides education and support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) students, and other sexual minority youth. Project 10 has at its core the establishment of confidential, voluntary support groups led by IMPACT-trained facilitators on the high school level. The support groups provide a “safe zone” for discussions of “coming out” issues, school harassment, family relationships, health concerns, and self-empowerment. Over the years, Project 10 has expanded to include designated staff members in middle schools and in continuation schools. Additionally, the Project 10 Teacher-Adviser assists district personnel to implement policies that directly affect the LGBTQ student population.”

Safe Schools Coalition Gay & Lesbian Youth

Seattle Public Schools
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (GLBTQ) Advisory Committee

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity ~ an index

SIECUS: Fact Sheet: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Issues

Southern Poverty Law Center
Free Teaching Tolerance Resources
[See below for more from the SPLC]

“That’s A Family” Video
This video is 30 minutes in length, is reasonably priced and is GREAT!
Most families are not mom, dad and kids. This video shows all kinds of families, including those with two moms (lesbian) and two dads (gay). From the GLYS executive director: Although this film features children talking to other children, I have used it primarily with educators. It is a good tool for reminding teachers not to use “parents” or “mom and dad” all the time as well as to consider card making for mothers and fathers days. Can you use it in your classroom? You know the climate in your school/district! There is a study guide for the video.

“They don’t even know me!”
Understanding Anti-Gay Harassment and Violence in Schools

Tolerance: Mix It Up
A web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services & SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for ALCOHOL & DRUG INFORMATION
Contains a variety of statistics regarding LGBT youth. We Are Family Foundation We Are Family Foundation celebrates our common humanity and the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that inspire and educate individuals of all ages about diversity, understanding, respect and multiculturalism; and to support those who are victims of intolerance.

We Are Family Foundation
We Are Family Foundation celebrates our common humanity and the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that inspire and educate individuals of all ages about diversity, understanding, respect and multiculturalism; and to support those who are victims of intolerance.

WISE: Working to Improve Schools and Education
Sexual Orientation

If you don’t find what you need here, please email GLYS Director Marvin L. Henchbarger at


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