Pride in Diversity
Making sure that all students are safe, seen and valued
LGBTQIA+ Resources for the 2023-24 School Year
The information in this newsletter is meant for school personnel to help create school environments that are physically and emotionally safe for all students.
*If needed, please see accessibility options to the right.
Inclusion: Creating environments and spaces where differences and uniqueness are acknowledged, welcomed, respected, supported, and empowered.
2023 State Board of Education Memo
WHEREAS the State Board of Education has a responsibility to ensure that all students in Michigan Public Schools, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, can safely access a free public K-12 education (see the rest in the link above).
MI State Board of Education Best Practice Strategies
Best Practices for Supporting LGBTQ+ Students Back to School Edition
2023-24 MDE Virtual Trainings
A training calendar with links to register will be coming shortly. Priority will be given to school personnel when registering.
SAFE SCHOOLS for LGBTQ Students
This project was initiated as a direct response to school district requests regarding requested information and technical assistance to help them create school environments that are physically and emotionally safe for all students, including sexual minority students.
Michigan Department of Education
The MDE LGBTQ+ Students Project is led by the Michigan Department of Education, in partnership with numerous Michigan organizations.
Out on the Lakeshore
Their mission is to provide a constant source of support and understanding to the LGBTQ community of the greater Holland area. They seek to create a community in which all persons are afforded equal rights and opportunities.