June is Pride Month! Celebrate by learning more about how to support LGBTQ+ Students.
What Does LGBTQ+ Mean? LGBTQ+ is an acronym for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer” with a "+" sign to recognize the limitless sexual orientations and gender identities used by members of our community (definition from The Human Rights Campaign, see link below).
Check out The Human Rights Campaign Glossary of Terms for an expansive list of terms that can be used to support LGBTQ+ individuals.
Genderbread Person - The "Genderbread Person" can be used to help understand the gender as a concept. This resource is most appropriate for school counselors and educators to understand gender and not for use with PK-12 students in Iowa.
American School Counseling Association (ASCA) Position Statements & Resources
Links to State of Iowa resources
Links to National resources