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Resources for LGBTQ Students

Every school and every school leader has a responsibility to protect all students and ensure every child is respected and can learn in an accepting environment. Title IX protects all students, including LGBTQ students, from sex discrimination. Title IX encompasses discrimination based on a student’s failure to conform to stereotyped notions of masculinity and femininity. Schools should also be aware of their obligation under Title IX and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to protect the privacy of their students when maintaining education records.


Policy Guidance
Learn about different types of guidance documents, including how to comment on significant guidance.

OCR Case Resolutions

Court Filings—Statements of Interest and Amicus Curiae Briefs

Federal Government Resources

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration LGBT resources
  • Resources from the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers
  • Resources for Community-Wide Prevention of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness from the Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Guidance from the Department of Labor’s Job Corps Program on ensuring equal access for transgender applicants and students

Last Modified: 01/10/2020