• LGBTQ Resources



    Common LGBTQ Terms & Definitions



    View terms and definitions.


    Book Recommendations

    Reading book Books


    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


    Community Organizations



    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.


    Support Hotlines

    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.