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The Boulder Valley Safe Schools Coalition

is a volunteer group working to make Boulder Valley schools safe and welcoming
for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning students, parents, and staff.

Our Vision:

Each school is a place where every family can belong, every educator can teach, and every child can learn.

Featured Items

Gay-straight Alliances in Schools Reduce Suicide Risk for All Students
International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies
January 2014

A recent large study in Canadian schools showed that both LGBTQ youth and heterosexual students in schools that had anti-homophobia policies and GSAs had lower odds of discrimination, suicidal thoughts, and suicide attempts. This was especially true when both anti-homophobia policies and GSAs had been in place for three years or more. More than 20,000 students were surveyed.

She Never Was a Boy!
by Karen Adams
March 2014

This is a Huffington Post blog by a local mom of a transgender child that describes the mom’s dawning awareness of what her child’s transition really meant. The piece also mentions TYES (Trans Youth Education Network), a local group that connects trans* and gender-nonconforming children and their families with one another throughout the state of Colorado. (For more information on TYES, just type “TYES” in the search box on this page).

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