LGBTQ Support Services

LGBTQ Support Services
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning

Overview

Students who have same sex attractions, who are uncomfortable with their assigned gender, or who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, face enormous social pressures and challenges that affect their school success, health and well-being.  As a result, LGBTQ youth are more vulnerable to such issues as school dropout, bullying, academic failure and parental rejection.

SCUSD’s LGBTQ Support Services program offers students, families, school staff and community professionals a centralized source of information and support regarding issues facing LGBTQ students that attend SCUSD schools. 

Services include information/referral, short-term counseling, Infinite Campus Name and Gender Update form, and advocacy (e.g. Safe Zone trainings).  All services are confidential and are provided free of charge.  916-643-7997

Crisis Lines & Resources

Local Resources

  • Trans Families Sacramento/PFLAG Sacramento (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays): PFLAG promotes the health and well‐being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill‐informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. (916) 978‐0410
  • Gender Health Center: Gender Health Center is focused on providing an accessible therapy and counseling program for the gender variant community. (916) 455-2391
  • Sacramento LGBT Community Center: The Sacramento LGBT Community Center works to create a region where LGBTQ+ people thrive. (916) 442-0185
  • Sacramento Area Rainbow Kids: Rainbow Kids is a group of families who gather together for support, education, and community to help raise their transgender, gender variant, gender non-conforming or gender questioning children (4-18 years old) in a supportive and loving manner. (916) 642-9760

National Resources

  • The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project operates the only accredited, nationwide, around‐the‐clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ+ youth. (866) 488-7386 (Available 24/7).
  • GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network): GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality: The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.
  • Transgender Law Center: Transgender Law Center changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
  • Gender Spectrum: Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth.
  • Family Acceptance Project: For the first time, researchers have established a clear link between rejecting behaviors of families towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescents and negative health problems in early adulthood.
  • Trans Student Educational Resources: Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.
  • Brown Boi Project: The Brown Boi Project is a community of people working across race and gender to eradicate sexism, homophobia and transphobia and create healthy frameworks of masculinity and change.
  • GSA Network: GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ+ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.