Common LGBTQ Terms & Definitions
LGBTQ Inclusive Book List: Includes recommended books for elementary students to young adults. Created and maintained by OUSD Librarians.
Why LGBTQ inclusive books are important for all students
OUSD Board Policies & CA Laws
OUSD Policies that support LGBTQ inclusive, safe and supportive school environments:
- BP 5171: Sexual Orientation
- BP 5145.3: Nondiscrimination/Harassment/Intimidation and Transgender Policy
- BP 6145: Instruction Extracurricular and Co-curricular Activities
- AR 5137: Positive School Climate
- AR 5145.3: Transgender Students
State Laws that support LGBTQ inclusive, safe and supportive school environments:
- Student Safety & Violence Prevention Act
- Seth’s law
- F.A.I.R. Education Act
- School Success & Opportunity Act
- Equal Access Act
Oakland LGBTQ Community Center: Dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, our families and allies, by providing educational, social, and health related activities, programs and services.
Gender Spectrum: Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. Child, teen, and parenting support groups.
Trevor Project: National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) young people ages 13-24.
The Trevor Project: Service for LGBTQ Youth. Text TREVOR to 202-304-1200 / Call 1-866-4-U-TREVOR.
Trans Lifeline: Provides peer support for the trans community–divested from police since day one. Run by and for trans people. Call 1-877-565-8860.
Crisis Textline: Free 24/7 support at your fingertips. Text HOME to 741-741.