Teachers

GSA Consortium of the Gay Alliance

The GSA Consortium of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley offers resources, training, and opportunities to network for GSA advisers in the greater Rochester (and beyond!) area.  The Consortium meets 5-6 times during the course of the school year.  Meetings include programming of interest to GSA Advisers and well as providing time for Advisers to share questions and advice regarding starting, running, sustaining, and reviving Gay Straight Alliances.  The focus of the Consortium is to provide support for GSA Advisers in middle and high schools, but the group is open to anyone working with LGBTQ and allied youth in a club-like setting. For more information, contact GSA@gayalliance.org.

 

http://www.gayalliance.org/
100 College Avenue, Suite 100
Rochester
NY
USA
14607
585-244-8640
National Education Association (NEA) GLBT Caucus

The National Education Association Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Caucus was founded in the 1980’s by a handful of NEA Members seeking to provide a means of professional support for gay and lesbian colleagues.

This web site aims to provide information to the 3.2 million members of the NEA who work each day to facilitate relevance and rigor to America’s Public Schools. The NEA GLBTC works to provide GLBT teachers, education support professionals, and students, with safe schools free of anti-GLBT bias and intolerance, and to provide sound education programs for all students.

http://www.nea-glbtc.org/
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington
DC
717-848-3354 or 301-774-1701
NYSUT LGBTQ Educator Task Force and Resources

It went from idea, to discussions, to a NYSUT resolution, and finally to a face-to-face meeting: 20 union members of a new task force met this past weekend to share stories and begin determining the best way to educate peers and advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning/Queer colleagues.

Their task, as set out by a 2013 NYSUT resolution from the Representative Assembly, is to examine the atmosphere toward LGBTQ people in education, which has too often included bullying, exclusion or derision, creating anxiety and secrecy.

800 Troy-Schenectady Road
Latham
NY
United States
12110
(518) 213-6000, (800) 342-9810
OUTeach
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OUTeach is a new social/support network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight allied teachers in Monroe County and surrounding areas. A collaborative effort of GLSEN Rochester and the Gay Alliance, OUTeach works to improve school climate for teachers, staff and students alike. Meetings are held the second Friday of each month from 4-6pm at Equal Grounds.

Rochester
NY
585-244-8640 ext. 13
Welcoming Schools

Welcoming Schools. A Project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, offers professional development tools, lessons aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and many additional resources for elementary schools on:

Embracing family diversity,

Avoiding gender stereotyping and affirming gender

Ending bullying and name-calling.

Welcoming Schools is inclusive of the many types of diversity found in our communities including LGBT families and people.

Administrators, educators and parents/guardians can find materials here necessary to create learning environments in which all students are welcomed and respected.

http://www.welcomingschools.org/