Helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer adults share their stories of resilience at every school nationwide.

Where will you start?

Back To Your School helps gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) adults make a unique contribution to the lives of LGBTQ kids. We’re ensuring that every one of the 140,000 elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools in the United States hears from and meets their gay alumni.

Nearly one thousand people have visited this site in the 24 hours that Back To Your School has been live. We are delivering the message that we, as LGBTQ adults, care about what happens to those that come after us, and that we’ll hold our schools accountable.

It could start with a phone call to the principal of your middle school or superintendent of your school district to let him or her know that you’re an LGBTQ alum who is interested in what the school is doing for LGBTQ students.

It could start with a stop in at your elementary school over Thanksgiving to introduce yourself to the principal as an LGBTQ alum.

It might be a letter to the editor of your old hometown paper that asks readers to push for a GLSEN chapter at the high school.

Where will you start?

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3 responses

  1. Leslie

    I’ll be calling my old school districts this week. I’ll tell them I’m a gay alum, ask them what they are doing to support LGBTQ and questioning youth and prevent victimization, and also ask if I might come speak at any schools in the district.

    October 3, 2010 at 3:18 am

  2. YK

    spectacular project!

    another friend of mine started up a project in response to the lives being ended and may be a good collaboration with you.

    he is asking folks if they can take the time to make videos for queer youth to see.

    http://makeitbetterproject.org/

    thanks for taking action.
    i’ll be following closely.

    October 3, 2010 at 8:03 am

  3. Jen

    To LGBT students (and all students who are struggling) attending Mt. Markham Central School (NY), St. Lawrence University, and Harvard University: know that coming out is tough, but life can be good, real good–I’m living proof.

    Jen

    October 4, 2010 at 9:59 am

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