Awareness Activities2018-09-17T09:02:24+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 24-28

GLSEN’s Ally Week is a student-led program where LGBTQ K-12 students and LGBTQ educators lead the conversation on what they need from their allies in school.

http://www.glsen.org/allyweek

Banned Websites Awareness Day

September 26

Raise awareness of how overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically 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

Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.

https://www.stopbullying.gov

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 19

Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities.

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

Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month

May 17

A worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities.

https://dayagainsthomophobia.org