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Launching the new Gender Diversity Task Force


Did you know LGBTQ youth have higher rates of drug use, homelessness, feeling disconnected, and suicide attempts than their peers? May’s School Wellness Alliance meeting launched a new task force to help equip schools and parents to support LGBTQ youth. The Gender Diversity Task Force will work to ensure that schools are safe, welcoming and inclusive for all students. Some steps to do this include training for school staff and parents as well as collecting data to track LGBTQ youth health behaviors and outcomes to determine the extent of the problem and how effective we are in addressing the issues. Start by taking the Gender Inclusiveness Assessment here