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How Parents & Coaches Can Create A Safe LGBTQ Environment

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Members of the LGBTQ community are often harassed or uncomfortable in athletic environments. This treatment should not be ignored by coaches, parents and others in positions of leadership. Rather than let this harassment continue, leaders can cultivate an environment that reflects values of respect, safety and equal access for all students.

The GLSEN Sports Project provides resources and guidelines for cultivating a safe environment. By clicking the link below, you can learn how other schools across the country strive for inclusion and how you can do the same.

The GLSEN Sports Project is an education and advocacy program focused on addressing LGBTQ issues in K-12 school-based athletic and physical education programs. The program was launched in March 2011 with an advisory group consisting of Hall of Fame, Olympic and National Champion athletes, award-winning journalists, former college athletic directors and current professional, college and high school coaches.

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