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LGBTQ Resources/Support

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ)

Resources & Support


East Side Union High School District is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all of our students that is free from discrimination and harassment and ensuring that every student has equal access to the District's educational programs, services, and activities. Additionally, District policy requires that all schools and all personnel promote welcoming school communities through mutual respect, tolerance, and acceptance among students and staff.


The District has a long history of providing support for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (and/or questioning) (LGBTQ) students, and partners with community based organizations to extend support beyond the school day. The District's work in addressing LGBTQ concerns is in accordance with the District's Nondiscrimination Policy and the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000. The District is committed to ensuring safe, supportive and welcoming campuses free from discrimination and harassment for sexual minority youth.



ACLU Library: LGBT Youth & Schools Resources and Links

Financial Resources

Scholarships for LGBTQ students
National LGBTQ organizations & resources
Nursing Home Abuse & LGBT
Affordable colleges with supportive communities
Resources and Expert Advice for LGBTQ College Students:
Resources for Transgender College Students: 
LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resource:
Tech guide geared toward LGBTQIA+ learners
Youth Space


How to Start a Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club in 10 Steps
PDF: Attachment

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from California Department of Education (CDE)



Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center


PFLAG San Jose


Bill Wilson Center


Santa Clara County Office of LGBTQ AffairsLink:
Guide to Navigating Home Insurance Without Discrimination as an LGBTQ Individual:
24/7 Line for Youth
Community United Against Violence
415-333-4357 (415-333-HELP)
National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-726*2929 (1-800-RUNAWAY)
Trevor Project
866-488-7386 (or text “TREVOR” to 1-202-304-1200)