LGBTQ2SIA+ students, families, staff, and community partners are vital members of the Portland Public Schools community. Our commitment to this community continues to expand as we grow in our understanding of the unique needs and challenges facing the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. This webpage is just a starting point for finding information regarding rights, services available within PPS and the Portland metro area, and basic educational resources. Anyone - students, families, PPS staff - can reach out to the Program Manager if they have questions about PPS practices or would like to thought partner around a student need, building need, or department need.
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The Oregon Department of Education releases the 2023 Supporting Gender Expansive Students: Guidance for Schools update!This guidance is grounded in the recognition, respect, affirmation, friendship, joy, belonging, and safety every human deserves - including the students, staff, and families that make-up our school communities.
LGBTQ young people are not inherently prone to suicide risk because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, but rather placed at higher risk because of how they are mistreated and stigmatized in society. Learn more about the Oregon results here.
The Trevor Project- We’re here for you
If you are thinking about harming yourself — get immediate support. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential, and 100% free.
Our trained counselors understand the challenges LGBTQ young people face.
They will listen without judgment. All of your conversations are confidential, and you can share as much or as little as you’d like.
In very specific instances of abuse or a clear concern of an in-progress or imminent suicide, Trevor counselors may need to contact a child welfare agency or emergency services.