For Families & Educators

Providing public education on sexual orientation and gender identity topics across the state of Illinois, the Alliance’s “Safety for All” framework addresses sexual orientation and gender identity through a lens of safety and respect. 


Adults play a pivotal and crucial role in supporting young people to feel safe and respected--even one supportive adult in the life of an LGBTQ young person can make the difference between leaving and finishing school.  Please check out our 'Resources' section to learn more about what supports LGBTQ youth need.  For educators, research shows that professional development specifically on sexual orientation and gender identity is the key to LGBTQ youth feeling safer and more respected in schools.  For families, your voice in your school community is valued. To schedule a professional development at your school or to learn more about how you can support all students in your school community, please contact AJ Jennings, our Curriculum and Professional Development Director.

 ACTIONS TO CREATE MORE AFFIRMING SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS FOR LGBTQIA+ STUDENTS & STAFF

 BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EDUCATORS