Awareness Activities 2018-06-04T20:25:49+00:00

Awareness Activities

Here are some great activities you can you use in your GSA, classroom, school, or district to raise awareness about LGBTQ student issues and identities. Go to the website provided to find information, images, handouts, and more.

September

Ally Week

September

Ally Week is a national dialogue about how everyone — in and out of school — can work to become better allies to LGBT youth.

http://www.glsen.org/allyweek

Banned Websites Awareness Day

September

Raise awareness of how restrictions of educational websites and useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries stop LGBTQ students and teachers from getting support and accurate information.

http://www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/bwad#background

Latinx Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15

Honor the history, people, and events of LGBTQ Latinx people.

https://www.glsen.org/article/supporting-lgbtq-latinx-students

October

LGBT History Month

October 1-31

Celebrate the achievements of 31 LGBT icons with videos, bios, images, and other resources.

http://www.lgbthistorymonth.com/

National Bullying Prevention Month

October 1-31

A nationwide call to action for schools, parents, and students to better respond to bullying.

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/

National Coming Out Day

October 11

Annual LGBTQ awareness day

http://www.hrc.org/resources/national-coming-out-day

National Parents Coming Out Day

October 12

A day when parents can show support for their LGBTQ child.

https://strongfamilyalliance.org/

Spirit Day

October

Individuals and communities send a message of solidarity and acceptance to LGBTQ youth.

https://www.glaad.org/spiritday

November

Transgender Awareness Week

November

Raise visibility of gender non-conforming people and address issues the community faces.

https://www.glaad.org/transweek

GSA Day for Gender Justice

November

Celebrate the accomplishments pf gender nonconforming people and fight for gender justice.

https://gsanetwork.org/gsaday

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November

Honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

https://www.glaad.org/tdor

Native American History Month

November

Honor the history, people, and events of LGBTQ Native people.

https://www.glsen.org/daysofaction/nativeamericanheritagemonth

December

World AIDS Day

December 1

Raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic those who died

https://www.hiv.gov/events/awareness-days/world-aids-day

February

Black History Month, or National African American History Month

February

Honor the history, people, and events of LGBTQ African-American people.

https://www.glsen.org/article/black-history-month

GSA Day for Racial Justice

February

Mobilize for racial justice and celebrate our multiple identities.

https://gsanetwork.org/gsaday

April

National Day of Silence

April

Students vow silence to encourage schools and classmates to address anti-LGBTQ behavior.

http://www.dayofsilence.org/

May

Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month

May

Honor the history, people, and events of LGBTQ API people.

https://www.glsen.org/article/asian-pacific-islander-heritage-month