Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual or Aromantic (LGBTQIA) Supports

Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) is committed to creating a safe and welcoming learning environment for every student. To accomplish this goal, the District is engaged in efforts to create comprehensive policies, practices, professional development, and other initiatives to support students who identify as LGBTQIA, including Specific Administrative Regulations for supporting transgender students.  For access to the full DJUSD Board Policies and Administrative Regulations, click here. 

Below are additional resources and tools for students, teachers and families, including a glossary of terms from the UC Davis LGBTQIA Resource Center. 

Resources for Teachers

Information that helps educators create inclusive environments and curriculum for LGBTQIA students and staff.

glossary of terms from the UC Davis LGBTQIA Resource Center

14 Children’s Books Starring Gender Diverse Young People

Young Adult Books with Transgender Characters

Gender Inclusive Health Curriculum

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students and Staff
May 2021 Presentation by Harper Staff Members M DeLaughder and R Faure 

The USC Rossier School of Education website titled "Students and Gender Identity", serves as a toolkit for educators to help create and develop inclusive spaces for transgender and gender non-conforming students.

Resources for improving LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the classroom, by American University shares detailed information on the following: 

  • Statistics on LGBTQ+ youth in school
  • Importance of inclusivity in the classroom
  • Resources to empower student-led LGBTQ+ initiatives
  • LGBTQ+ resources for teachers

The FAIR Education Act website, including lesson plans, curricula and textbook evaluation tools.

Best Practices, from Learning for Justice

Recommendations from GLSEN, Post-Orlando

Gender Spectrum, specific resources for educators.

What Is an LGBTQ Inclusive School?and other resources from Welcoming Schools

Supporting LGBTQ Native Students

Family Acceptance Project