Training & Coaching - 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.

Training & Coaching

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We offer in-person professional development trainings for administrators, teachers and other school professionals. We customize trainings to meet the learning objectives of each group’s specific needs and specialize in the following topic areas:

  • LGBTQ Youth Policy and Advocacy Training
  • LGBTQ student suicide prevention cultural competency
  • Gender Diversity at Schools
  • LGBTQ Student & Youth Cultural Competency
  • OUT For Safe Schools® Campaign

If you’re interested in scheduling a training with us, please contact us at [email protected].


The Los Angeles LGBT Center is pleased to offer lesson plans—at no cost—for teachers to comply with the 2011 FAIR Education Act which requires all California K-12 schools to integrate age appropriate, factual information about the roles and positive contributions of LGBT Americans and people with disabilities into their social studies and history classes. The lesson plans, many of which include vintage photos and archived media reports, showcase a wide spectrum of topics, events, and individuals considered to be vital in LGBT history, such as civil rights activists Audre Lorde, Bayard Rustin, and Harvey Milk; the Black Cat Tavern Riots; the AIDS crisis; and the concept of “coming out.” These lesson plans are the results of a collaboration among the Center, UCLA History-Geography Project, and the ONE Archives Foundation and made possible by the generous support of Toyota. 

Out For Safe Schools Lesson Plans

January - Black Cat Tavern Riots

March - Bayard Rustin

April - AIDS Crisis

May - Harvey Milk

June - Civil Rights

July - FAIR Act

September - Female Impersonation During WWI

October - Coming Out in the 1950s-1970s

October - Bilitis and The Ladder

November - Audre Lorde


  • Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
  • State of LGBTQ+ Youth
  • More to come!


OUT for Safe Schools® Campaign Rollout Toolkit



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