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LAUSD - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) Resources

Los Angeles Unified School District Educational Equity Compliance Office (Project 10) (213) 241-7682;

LAUSD's Project 10 was founded in 1984 with the mission of supporting safe school environments for LGBTQ youth. The Educational Equity Compliance Office, where Project 10 resides, responds to and investigates allegations of bullying, discrimination and harassment, and provides support, resources and legal and compliance training on the rights of LGBTQ students. Project 10 supports GSAs and contributes to LGBTQ educational events to raise LGBTQ awareness.

Equal Opportunity Section (213) 241-7685;

The Equal Opportunity Section responds to and investigates allegations of employee-to-employee and student-to- employee harassment and discrimination due to one or more of the protected categories.

Foster Youth Achievement Program (213) 241-3552;

This program provides comprehensive services to improve attendance, maximize educational achievement and social- emotional well-being for LAUSD’s youth in foster care. Case management and counseling services are provided to students and families.

Health Education Programs 213-241-3570;

Provide prevention-education on violence, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. They also provide support and PD on social emotional learning programs and practices for school site implementation.

HIV/AIDS Prevention Unit (213) 241-3519;

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides funds to support comprehensive sexual health, STI/HIV and unintended pregnancy prevention education; professional staff development; and referrals for health and medical services.

Homeless Education Program (213) 202-7581;

The Homeless Education Program provides needed supplies, promotes parent participation and ongoing training, technical assistance and advocacy to ensure statutes and policies are followed.

Human Relations Diversity and Equity Office (213) 241-5337;

Human Relations Diversity and Equity helps promote affirming learning and working environments through support services and professional development in the areas of bullying prevention and response, crisis intervention, mediation, threat assessments, and LGBTQ advocacy.

Interscholastic Athletics (213) 241-5847;

Los Angeles School Police (213) 625-6631;

Los Angeles School Police responds to and investigates allegations of hate-motivated incidents.

Office of General Counsel (213) 241-7600;

The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and responds to litigation on behalf of the District.

School Mental Health/Suicide Prevention (213) 241-3841;

School Mental Health provides services for students and families to support students’ access to the instructional program. The Suicide Prevention Unit conducts trainings and consultation for District crisis teams and student health personnel on suicide intervention/prevention and is a referral service for suicide prevention.

Student Discipline and Expulsion Support Unit (213) 202-7555;

Student Discipline and Expulsion ensures fair and equitable practices in relation to expulsion proceedings and the spectrum of discipline, through guidance to schools, and extensive rehabilitation services for students.

K-12 Educational Resources

Advocates for Youth



Educational Equity Compliance,

Family Acceptance Project


Gender Spectrum

Human Relations, Diversity & Equity

Los Angeles Public Library

Project U Los Angeles

Safe Schools


Teaching Tolerance

Los Angeles Unified School District

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) Resources

Related LAUSD Policies

BUL-5212.2 Bullying and Hazing Policy (Student-to- Student and Student-to-Adult) MEM-5466 Calendar of Commemorative Dates and Observances (Updated annually)

BUL-6231.0 Discipline Foundation Policy: School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

BUL-6718.0 Educational Rights and Guidelines for Youth in Foster Care, Experiencing Homelessness and/or Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

BUL-5890.0 Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act

BUL-6285-0 Guidelines for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Inclusive Education BUL-5072.0 Meetings of Student Groups

BUL-5703.2 Names and/or Gender of Pupils for Purposes of School Records

BUL-6612.0 Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment (Including Sexual Harassment) Policy and Complaint Procedure MEM-5818 Nondiscrimination Required Notices and Ordering of Student Brochures (Updated annually)

BUL-2047.1 Hate-Motivated Incidents and Crimes – Response and Reporting

BUL-3349.1 Sexual Harassment Policy (Student to Student, Adult to Student, and Student to Adult) BUL-2549.1 Student Dress Codes/Uniforms

BUL-5479.2 Teaching About Religions

BUL-2521.1 Title IX Policy/Complaint Procedures

BUL-6224.1 Transgender Students-Ensuring Equity and Nondiscrimination

LGBTQ Community Resources

AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) (323) 329-9910;

APLA Youth Programs offers free sexual health STI/HIV education and interventions, support groups for youth and young adults, peer to peer counseling, access to health medical services, and social activities.

Bienestar Human Services; Sabores Youth Program (323) 727-7896;

Bienestar’s eight locations provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services for the Latino community. Services for LGBTQ youth include social events, peer support groups, HIV/STD testing, mental health services, and programs for HIV positive individuals.

Childrens' Hospital, The Center for Transyouth Health and Development (323) 361-5372; transyouth-health-and-development

Children’s Hospital’s Center for Transyouth Health and Development promotes healthy futures for transyouth by providing services, research, training and capacity building that is developmentally informed, affirmative, compassionate and holistic for gender non-conforming children and transyouth.

COLORS: LGBTQ Youth Counseling and Community Center (323) 953-5130;; Email: [email protected]

COLORS LGBTQ Youth Counseling and Community Center is a safe and confidential space for LGBTQ or label-free youth under the age of 25 and their allies. COLORS offers free mental health services, community building and educational support, and social and creative activities for individuals, couples, groups and families.

Cityx1 (310) 712-3918;; Email: [email protected] Social activities and peer-to-peer counseling for LGBTQ youth.

Covenant House California (323) 461-3131;

Covenant House California offers a live-in facility for LGBTQ homeless young adults, ages 18-24 years. Services include housing, meals, health and medical services, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, recreation, education and employment opportunities.

Friends of Project 10 Inc. (626) 399-1118; Friends of Project 10 provides LGBTQ assistance and support for youth and members of the community, interacts closely with various school districts, LGBTQ nonprofits, legal departments and public entities to ensure the safety of LGBTQ youth, and produces the annual Models of Pride Scholarship Awards.

Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society (GALAS) (310) 203-1587;; Email: [email protected]

GALAS offers a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ Armenians for emotional, spiritual, cultural and professional growth. GALAS also offers academic scholarships for high school and college students and psychotherapy sessions.

Los Angeles Unified School District

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) Resources

Gays and Lesbians Initiating Dialogue for Equality (GLIDE) (310) 358-5165;

GLIDE is a volunteer speaker’s bureau which has provided services for school districts throughout the greater LA area since 1994. Facilitated workshops and trainings for students and staff help promote understanding, reduce bias, and create affirming learning and working environments for LGBTQ students, staff and family members.

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network (415) 552-4229; www.gsanetwork.orgEmail: [email protected]

The GSA Network connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances to each other and community resources. Through peer support, and leadership development, the GSA Network supports young people in creating safe learning environments, educating the community about homophobia, gender identity and sexual orientation issues, and fighting discrimination/harassment and violence in schools.

Minority AIDS Project (323) 936-4949;

The Minority AIDS Project offers free HIV education, testing and treatment, mental health counseling, and support groups for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24, HIV positive individuals, substance abuse issues and women of color.

Muslims for Progressive Values

Muslims for Progressive Values envisions a future where Islam is understood as a source of dignity, justice, compassion and love for all humanity. They offer services, resources and events for LGBTQI Muslims and allies.

ONE Archives Gallery and Museum (213) 741-0094;

The ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives houses the world’s largest research library on LGBTQ heritage, honors the past, celebrates the present, and enriches the future of all LGBTQ people. ONE is dedicated to collecting, preserving, documenting, studying, and communicating LGBTQ history, challenges and aspirations. Admission is free.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) (888) 735-2488;; Email: [email protected]

PFLAG provides culturally and linguistically appropriate support and resources for LGBTQ persons and families throughout LA County. PFLAG conducts presentations by LGBTQ persons and family members for students, parents and the community.

Reach LA (213) 622-1650;; Email: [email protected]

Reach LA programs serve urban youth in the greater Los Angeles area. The programs include HIV prevention education, sexual and reproductive health for women of color, LGBTQ youth issues, youth leadership and public policy.

South Bay Gay and Lesbian Center (310) 328-6550;

The South Bay Gay and Lesbian Center provides activities for education, social interaction, personal growth, political empowerment, and public understanding of the South Bay LGBTQ community.

TEENLINE (310) 855-4673;

TEENLINE offers a Crisis Line, Suicide Youth Panel, LGBTQ Youth Panel, Youth Listening Line

Transforming Family

Transforming Family is a family support group creating a positive environment for children, adolescents and their families to explore issues of gender identity.

The Trevor Project (866) 4UTREVOR; (866) 488-7386;

The Trevor Project saves lives through the only nationwide, 24-hour suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.

The Village Family Services, Project Q (818) 755-8786; 6801 Coldwater Canyon, North Hollywood, 91605

The Village Family Services’ Project Q provides comprehensive services for LGBTQA youth ages 14-20 and their families. Project Q is designed to create a safer space for all youth in the San Fernando Valley. The LGBTQA Youth Peer Group meets weekly for empowerment, outreach and peer support. Registration is not required.

The Wall-Las Memorias (323) 257-1056

The Wall-Las Memorias Project is a community health and wellness organization serving Latino, LGBT and other underserved populations through advocacy, education and building the next generation of leadership.

Los Angeles Unified School District

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) Resources

The Los Angeles LGBT Center(323) 993–7400; offers health, social services & housing, culture & education, and leadership & advocacy for LGBTQ individuals and families at seven locations in Los Angeles:

Family Services Program (FSP) (323) 860-3661; Email: [email protected]

FSP provides support, education, advocacy and an array of social programming to prospective, expecting and existing LGBTQ parents and their children. Services also include a resource library of books, literature and DVDs on LGBTQ related issues for students K-12.

Lifeworks (323) 860-7373;

Lifeworks offers support services, resources, social activities and a mentoring program for LGBTQ youth ages 12-24 at the Village at Ed Gould Plaza site. Lifeworks produces Models of Pride and the LGBTQA Youth Scholarship Awards, and provides classroom space for Opportunities for Learning Charter School.

McDonald/Wright Building Email: [email protected]

Drug and alcohol counseling, mental health counseling, HIV/AIDS medical care, HIV/STD testing, STD treatment, lesbian health services and legal services are available at the McDonald/Wright Building.

Project SPIN (Suicide Prevention Intervention Now) (323) 993-7661;

Project SPIN is a coalition of organizations and community members working together to provide LGBTQ support for youth who are bullied or suicidal. Our mission is to create safe schools for LGBTQ youth through direct intervention, educational support, resources, and trainings on bullying, suicide, legal rights and intervention/prevention strategies.

Transgender Services Free services include support groups, counseling, peer-to-peer led drop-in groups and legal services. Programs and events include the Transgender Economic Empowerment Project and Trans-Unity Pride.

Transitional Living Program (323) 993–7583;; Email: [email protected]

The Transitional Living Program’s services for LGBTQ homeless youth ages 18-24 years include housing, meals, health and medical services, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, recreation, education and employment opportunities.

The Village at Ed Gould Plaza (323) 860-7302;

The Village offers volunteer and senior services, a computer center, preventive health and health education, HIV prevention, drug prevention programs, and self-enrichment courses. The Village also hosts cultural and art events.

The Youth Center on Highland California Youth Crisis Line (800) 843-5200; National Runaway Switchboard (800) 555-1212;

The Youth Center on Highland is a non-live-in facility for LGBTQ homeless youth ages 14-24 years. Services include meals, clothing, laundry and shower facilities, support groups, case management and GED preparation.

Prepared by Educational Equity Compliance and Human Relations, Diversity & Equity

December 7, 2016.