Our Family Coalition works to ensure that all students feel safe and validated at school, including those who are a part of LGBTQ families or who identify as LGBTQ themselves. Students grow and learn best in an environment free from harassment, bullying, and prejudice.
Current law provides protections for young people based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender and gender identity. California’s youth are protected not only in public schools, but in any other publicly-funded organization, including juvenile justice facilities and the foster care system. Additionally, California schools are required to provide accurate, fair, and respectful information about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people throughout history.