SFUSD’s LGBTQ Student Services celebrates 30 years of providing support for LGBTQ school communities

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It’s no secret that San Francisco is a leader in celebrating diversity, and our schools have also been nationwide leaders in affirming the rights of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students.

The San Francisco Unified School District is proud to honor the members of our LGBTQ community in celebrating Pride Month in June. As we live through a pandemic and social protests against continued violence against Black, Brown and Asian American and Pacific Islander youth and adults, we remember that the first Pride events were uprisings.

This work takes place all throughout the year and has been the mission of SFUSD’s LGBTQ Student Services (part of the Student Family Services Division) for over 30 years since 1991, aiming to support educators with tools and resources to support LGBTQ students and families. The work prioritizes rebuilding social relationships among students, families, schools, and communities more broadly.

A highlight of LGBTQ Student Services is the Queer and Trans Advisory Council, a space designed for LGBTQ+ high school student leaders from across SFUSD to step more fully into their leadership. In QTAC, students advise staff on how the district can best support LGBTQ students even through distance learning.

The voices of our students lead the way as a reminder to us, that while the pandemic has been challenging, we can — and are — celebrating our LGBTQ students and community members this year too.

Congratulations to SFUSD’s LGBTQ Student Services on 30 years of providing support for our LGBTQ school communities!