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o Is a broad-based coalition made up of organizations serving LGBT Latino populations, ally organizations, and individuals deeply rooted in both the LGBT and Latino communities. LEA is active in promoting community activism and awareness throughout Los Angeles County. • Live Out Loud 9www.liveoutloud.info/) o Is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering LGBT youth by connecting them with successful professionals in their community § Speaker Bureau & Panel Discussions – Special guests address high school classrooms and assemblies § The Homecoming Project – Encourages successful LGBT role models to revisit their high schools to connect with LGBT youth and talk about their experiences leading to successful lives § Educational Scholarships – Awarded annually to area high school students who demonstrate a capacity to Live Out Loud • Movement Advancement Project (www.info@lgbtmap.org ) o Overarching goal is to speed equality and opportunities for all o Equality Maps provide LGBT Equality progress data by state o Policy and Issue Analysis of income and jobs, families and community, safety, and public and military service o Messaging Guides are research-based and are designed to help discussions related to LGBT people o Open to All is a movement dedicated to advocacy for racial justice, civil rights, LGBT people, health/healthcare, inclusive faith, etc.; is a collaborative effort involving over 200 state and national organizations. • National Association of School Psychologists (www.nasponline.org ) o Is committed to supporting accessible, high-quality education that prepares our children for college, work, and citizenship o A Framework for School-Wide Bullying Prevention and Safety o Position Statement: Safe Schools for Transgender and Gender Diverse Students o Position Statement: Safe and Supportive Schools for LGBTQ+ Youth o Gender Inclusive Schools: Overview, Gender Basics, and Terminology (collaborative document with Gender Spectrum) • PFLAG – Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (http://community.pflag.org/) o Founded in 1972 by a mother wishing to support her gay son o Is the largest family and ally organization with over 350 chapters and 200,000 members throughout the United States (all 50) o Its members are parents, families, friends and straight allies united with LGBTQ people o Is committed to advancing equality and social acceptance of LGBTQ through its mission of support, education, and advocacy • Safe Schools Coalition (http:www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-teachers_k-12.html) o An international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth. Resources for K-12 Teachers and Curriculum Specialist Classroom Resources (books, curricula, videos, websites and music. • Think B4 You Speak (http://thinkb4youspeak.com/ForEducators) Note: This is a GLSEN program. o Aims to raise awareness about the prevalence and consequences of anti-LGBT bias and behavior in America's schools o Goal is to reduce and prevent the use of anti-LGBT language to create a more positive environment for LGBT teens o Also designed to reach adults, including school personnel and parents; their support is crucial to the success of efforts to change behavior • The Trevor Project (www.thetrevorproject.org) o The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24 § Founded in 1998 by James Lecsne, Peggy Rajski, and Randy Stone § Offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth § Is committed to producing innovative research that brings new knowledge to the field of suicidology • The Williams Institute (www.willliamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu) o A think tank at UCLA Law that conducts research on gender identity law and public policy. Among issues they address: Employment Discrimination, LGBT Youth, Transgender § LGBTQ Youth in California's Public Schools: Differences Across the State

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