Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual or Aromantic (LGBTQIA) Supports

Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) is committed to creating a safe and welcoming learning environment for every student. To accomplish this goal, the District is engaged in efforts to create comprehensive policies, practices, professional development, and other initiatives to support students who identify as LGBTQIA, including Specific Administrative Regulations for supporting transgender students. For access to the full DJUSD Board Policies and Administrative Regulations, click here.

Below are additional resources and tools for students, teachers and families, including a glossary of terms from the UC Davis LGBTQIA Resource Center.

Recursos en Español de HRC

DJUSD LGBTQIA+ Fact Sheet - Spanish

Resources for Students and Families

Local Organizations/Resources

Davis Phoenix Coalition - Offers services for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Factual, evidence-based presentations on the issues of gender, sexuality, history of organizing for equality, or other related topics are available to schools, clubs, faith communities, or other interested organizations. To receive the monthly newsletter of the Davis Phoenix Coalition about these and other projects, you can sign up at: https://davisphoenixco.org/

Yolo Rainbow Families - A peer-support group for LGBTQ+ parents and parents of LGBTQ+ children. Meets once a month. For more information, please email [email protected]

Davis Queer Teen Group - An adult-facilitated social and informational group for junior high- and high-school LGBTQ+ students and allies. This group meets twice a month. For more information, please email [email protected] and cc [email protected]

Davis Pride - A community-organized, all-ages festival and series of events during the Pride Month of June. Activities include Skate Night (June 3), Run for Equality and Music Festival (June 4), and Bike Ride for Pride (June 23). For more information or to get involved, please see our website: https://www.davispride.org/

UC Davis LBGTQIA Resource Center - The LGBTQIA Resource Center is a dynamic, responsive and collaborative organization that serves UC Davis and the surrounding region by providing a growing spectrum of programs, resources, outreach and advocacy.

Trans Queer Youth Collective - Support for trans & queer youth and young adults to create community, promote mental wellness and access gender-affirming care

PFLAG Sacramento - Provides support, outreach, education, and advocacy services for the LGBTQ community.

National Organizations

Resource Guides

Resources for Teachers

Information that helps educators create inclusive environments and curriculum for LGBTQIA students and staff:

A glossary of terms from the UC Davis LGBTQIA Resource Center

14 Children’s Books Starring Gender Diverse Young People

Young Adult Books with Transgender Characters

Gender Inclusive Health Curriculum

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students and Staff - May 2021 Presentation by Harper Staff Members M DeLaughder and R Faure

The USC Rossier School of Education website titled "Students and Gender Identity", serves as a toolkit for educators to help create and develop inclusive spaces for transgender and gender non-conforming students.

Resources for improving LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the classroom, by American University shares detailed information on the following:

  • Statistics on LGBTQ+ youth in school
  • Importance of inclusivity in the classroom
  • Resources to empower student-led LGBTQ+ initiatives
  • LGBTQ+ resources for teachers

The FAIR Education Act website, including lesson plans, curricula and textbook evaluation tools.

Best Practices, from Learning for Justice

Recommendations from GLSEN, Post-Orlando

Gender Spectrum, specific resources for educators.

What Is an LGBTQ Inclusive School?
- And other resources from Welcoming Schools

Supporting LGBTQ Native Students

Family Acceptance Project