We’re often asked by parents and caregivers of LGBTQ+ children how to tell if a school will be accepting of their child. While NYC public schools already have protections for LGBTQ+ students, families, and educators, there can be several indications that a school goes above and beyond standard policy.
Our Safe Schools Program Coordinator, Shelby Hall Denney, recently wrote an article for InsideSchools that examines the qualities of educational institutions that are safe and supportive for LGBTQ+ students.
“For parents and caregivers, finding an affirming school for your LGBTQ+ child can be overwhelming. NYC public schools have policies protecting LGBTQ+ students, families and educators. Here are signs that a school goes above and beyond to create a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community.”—Shelby Hall Denney, Safe Schools Program Coordinator