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Oakland Unified School District

LGBTQ+ Resources


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Schmian Evans
LGBTQ Programming Specialist

Common LGBTQ Terms & Definitions

View terms and definitions.


Book Recommendations

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

Reading book

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.