The bill added language to Education Code Section 51204.5, which prescribes the inclusion of the contributions of various groups in the history of California and the United States. This section already included men and women and numerous ethnic groups; the expanded language now includes (additions bolded):
“...a study of the role and contributions of both men and women, Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of other ethnic and cultural groups, to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society.”
“The site encourages children, parents, educators, and communities to take action to stop and prevent bullying, and provides a map with detailed information on state laws and policies, interactive webisodes and videos for young people, practical strategies for schools and communities to ensure safe environments, and suggestions on how parents can talk about this sensitive subject with their children. The site also explores the dangers of cyber bullying and steps youngsters and parents can take to fight it.”
In Celebration of Harvey Milk offers educators materials to teach about Harvey Milk in a way that honors his memory and his important contributions to our society while providing support and instructional materials that cultivate compassion and understanding for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in our communities.
Founded in 1997, we are a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ) Youth organization based in Mountain View, California. As the Peninsula's only comprehensive LGBTQQ Youth organization, including bilingual Spanish language services, we work with our local communities to support and empower LGBTQQ Youth.
A Collaborative of Family and Children Services & Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center
As the number of students who self-identify on the LGBTQ spectrum grows, so do scholarship and other financial aid opportunities created specifically for the members of the LGBTQ community. A comprehensive list of scholarship and financial aid options is linked below. Answers to questions regarding requirements, deadlines, and other FAQs can be found here as well.
Not In Our Town highlights communities working together to stop hate. Our
videos and broadcasts highlight and celebrate people who have developed creative anti-bias programs and responses. These stories have motivated many others to develop their own
innovative initiatives which overpower the hateful actions and voices in their communities.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender health
Here you'll find lesson plans, curricular tools, information on teacher training programs and more. We'll let you know about new educational resources as they become available, including lesson plans and other materials. We'd also love to hear from you about what you like best and use most
Welcoming Schools was initiated by a group of parents and educators to meet the needs of students whose family structures are not well represented or included in school environments, Welcoming Schools is also a response to educators who have asked for tools to address bias-based name-calling and bullying. Additionally, it offers a wide range of resources for school administrators and educators to support students who don’t conform to gender norms.