I am a national Safe Space Trainer with GLSEN and over the past decade have trained students and adults in diversity leadership, being culturally responsive, empathy, cultural understanding, and self-reflection.
In Northeast Ohio I am Co-Chair of GLSEN Northeast Ohio, and we work to make sure that schools are safe for ALL students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. GLSEN Northeast Ohio offers professional development for schools in our 23 counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geagua, Harrison, Holmes, Huron, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbell, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.
For more information about the Professional Development, please check out our site here: https://www.glsen.org/chapters/neo/resources
For anyone, you can get more information about GLSEN and all of its free downloads with regard to Educator Resources, School/State Policy, Safe Space Kits, and Research at www.glsen.org
For more information about student diversity consulting/presenting, teacher training, or presentations about being culturally responsive in the world language classroom, please contact me.
Here are some new 2021 Resources:
Understanding LGBTQ+ Language/Vocabulary Reference
2021 Updated LGBTQ+ Resources for Educators, Students, and Parents (with some Northeast Ohio references but most information is at a national level)