Healthcare and the LGBTQIA+ Community

Information for Allies

General Information

A Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth

"The first step to becoming an ally to transgender and nonbinary people is to learn more; thank you for taking that step with us! It can be tough for transgender and nonbinary people to bear the burden of educating others about their lived experience. That’s why we’re publishing this guide: to help begin your education on the basics of gender identity and expression. You’ll be able to better support the trans and nonbinary folks in your lives, and help to create a safer, kinder and more accepting world."



"Basic tips for expanding your allyship"

VIDEO: Students talk about what makes a good LGBT ally #GotYourBack

Being an LGBTQ Ally

"Every person has their own journey in understanding what it means to support LGBTQ+ people, whether you’re LGBTQ+ or not. We hope this resource can help you begin that journey."

Education-related Advocacy Information

Advocating for Transgender & Non-Binary Students (Equality Virginia)

Model Policies for Transgender Students (Virginia Department of Education) LGBTQ Community Resources (Virginia Resource List for Students and Families) Guide to Advocating for Trans Students (Equity Virginia) Transgender Student Policy Recommendations for Virginia’s K-12 Schools-“Platinum Standard”   The Virtual School Lab<> - Parents and Teachers Promoting Safer Schools. Creating Gender Safe Spaces (The Virtual Lab School)
GLSEN Education Network - "GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. " Student Resources<> for students/GSAs, and educators Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools  School and Legal Guidance for Transgender Students and Teachers (National Education Association) Education-related Resources (National Youth Advocacy Coalition) General Info for anyone - Gender Spectrum<>   *   Trans-speak - Discord server for TGNB people, and TGNB podcast   *   Resources and Referral Virginia Department of Health Transgender Health Services resource and referral list<>  

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