Gender identity and sexual identity are central components of development for all PreK-12 children and adolescents.
Teachers and counselors regularly attend to the cognitive, emotional, social and physical growth of their students but lack the training to address their gender identity and sexual identity in a developmentally appropriate and pedagogically sound manner.
Regardless of their age and background, students bring their individual/collective experiences and questions about gender and sexuality to school every day.
Gender and sexuality stereotypes disrupt classrooms, recess, friendships and critical thinking.
Teachers need a comprehensive educational framework—Gender and Sexuality Diversity— for engaging with these essential aspects of human identity in their educational setting.
If creating a safe learning environment for every single member of your community is a priority, then you must address Gender and Sexuality Diversity.