Participating Districts - Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is one of the leading organizations advancing civil rights and freedoms for LGBT people.

By mentoring and developing a new generation of leaders, domestically and internationally, we’re strengthening the global LGBT movement while we educate the public about LGBT issues, mobilize constituents, advance policy initiatives, and work with political leaders throughout the U.S. to promote equality and justice for LGBT people.

In schools throughout the country we’re leading efforts to help end anti-LGBT bigotry and even the thought of suicide among LGBT students. We’re also working to revolutionize the care and treatment of LGBT foster youth.

Throughout California we train social service providers, caregivers for seniors, educators, government agencies, law enforcement officials, and others to help them better serve the diverse LGBT community.

Participating Districts

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Our education agency partners are truly what makes this campaign a reality for LGBTQ young people. The work that happens on the district level to ensure their schools are safe and supportive environments for LGBTQ students is groundbreaking. We’ve compiled a few of their testimonials regarding their campaign experience and we encourage you to visit their websites below to learn more about the work that they do.

Los Angeles Unified School District

Office of Human Relations, Diversity & EquityHuman Relations, Diversity & Equity

Launched 2013

"Since its launch, OUT for Safe Schools™ has enriched the lives of both students and staff members in the Los Angeles Unified School District,” said LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer. “A whopping 30,000 of our employees—representing one-third of LAUSD’s entire staff—pledged to be visible allies of LGBT students by wearing the rainbow-designed badges. I have worn mine every day—there is nothing I am more proud to wear. I applaud my district for stepping up to the plate and keeping all of our schools a safer space. No child should ever be bullied, taunted or harassed simply because they’re different."

Oakland Unified School District

Health & Wellness Programs

Launched 2015

"Creating spaces that are not only safe for students, but also accepting and nurturing, is a moral obligation for a school district. It's also a practical necessity as we prepare students for college, career and community success in the 21st Century," said Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Antwan Wilson. "Tolerance is not enough. We must create the kind of cultural conditions in our schools that allow every student to thrive, regardless of gender or sexual orientation."

Duval County Public Schools

Wellness Department

Launched 2015

“The impact of the 'ally' badges in Duval County Public Schools has raised awareness and the importance of providing our LGBTQ students with a supportive school climate,” said Specialist Jamie Wells of Duval County Public Schools. “Our LGBTQ students now have a method of easily identifying staff and district personnel to approach with general questions or when facing a challenge or issue.”

Chicago Public Schools

Office of Student Health & Wellness

Launched 2015 

New York Department of Education

Office of School Wellness Programs

Launched 2015

Boston Public Schools

Health & Wellness Department

Launching 2016

San Francisco Unified School District

Student, Family and Community Support Department

Launched 2015

San Diego Unified School District

Office of Youth Advocacy

Launched 2015

DC Public Schools  (DCPS) & Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) 

DCPS - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Student Engagement

OSSE – School & Community Health Education

Launched 2015 


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