Family/Community Resources

Local & State Resources

Merced LGBTQ Alliance

We are the Merced LGBTQ+ Alliance. A group of dedicated and passionate community members who strive to create a safe space for everyone through education, advocacy and community events!



GLSEN Merced

Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together, we can transform our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.



California Department of Education

Offers information related to many laws and policies pertaining to LGBTQ+ advocacy, inclusion, and protections with relevant curriculum guidance where applicable – from actual copies of legislation to FAQ documents.



american civil liberties union of california

Offers a multitude of resources related to various laws protecting LGBTQ+ students in California schools and clear and understandable explanations of current laws and appropriate enforcement.




The largest statewide LGBTQ+ organization in the U.S. advocating for pro-equality leaders and legislation and co-sponsor of a number of CA Pro LGBTQ+ educational laws in place today. 



National Resources

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law.





Featured Reports chronicle numerous issues affecting LGBTQ across the U.S.. Equality Maps provide LGBTQ Equality progress by state including progress for students. Messaging Guides are research-based and are designed to help positively direct discussions related to advancing LGBTQ equality.



our family coalition

Advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy. Provides helpful resources for SB 48-inclusive HSS lessons



PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.



trans families

Trans Families inspires hope, increases understanding, and creates a visible pathway to support trans and gender-diverse children and all those who touch their lives.



The Trevor Porject

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.



welcoming schools, human rights campaign

A program of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that focuses on support at the elementary school
level and offers a plethora of resources for educators.



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