Safe Schools for All

For the 9 out of 10 LGBTQ students who experience some form of mistreatment in school, education can be a frightening experience. It’s incumbent upon parents, families, friends, and allies to make schools safer for ALL students. PFLAG chapters work directly with schools and stakeholders in their communities, providing support, resources, training, creative programs, and even model policy to create an environment of respect. Our umbrella program to support their efforts, work with our national partners and raise visibility of the issues facing LGBTQ youth in learning environments is our Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All program, with its supporting publication. Our advocacy work at the federal, state and local levels are an integral part as well. All of this work is designed to reinforce and support the work done by our local chapters to ensure that we all create and support learning environments that help all students find educational success.

PFLAGers have spent decades on the front lines, fighting innumerable instances of bullying, harassment, and discrimination in our nation’s schools and communities.

A Program of PFLAG National
Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All

Are you ready to be an advocate for safe schools for all kids?

Start here, with this publication created to give you the tools and resources you need to make sure that all kids have access to education in a safe and supportive environment. For too many of our children, attending school can be a frightening experience. And for parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, and other trusted and concerned adults, providing a safe environment for young people can seem like a daunting task, especially when dealing with the issue of bullying and harassment. This popular guide offers ten meaningful ways to make a difference!

Cultivating Respect_2019.pdf

Safe Schools (English)

Cultivating Respect_One Pager_2019_English.pdf

Safe Schools Message (English)

Cultivar el respeto_2019.pdf

Escuelas seguras (Spanish)

Cultivar el respeto_One Pager_2019_0.pdf

Escuelas seguras mensaje (Spanish)

Claim Your Rights

If you have experienced bullying, harassment, or discrimination in school because of sexual orientation or gender identity, you’re not alone. So what can we do to protect the rights of LGBTQ students in our school communities? We can take action to ensure that reports are being collected to make the case for laws and policies that will address this issue, but we need your help.

So what can we do to protect the rights of LGBTQ students in our school communities? We can take action to ensure that reports are being collected to make the case for laws and policies that will address this issue, but we need your help. You can start by downloading the Claim Your Rights Fact Sheet for your youth group or school. Give a copy to your school administrators.

PFLAG Claim Your Rights_Fact Sheet.pdf

Claim Your Rights Fact Sheet