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Help us raise funds to pay the teacher/facilitator of our newest program, "Leaders for Inclusive Change.”

Support the Teacher of "Leaders for Inclusive Change"!

We are raising funds to be able to pay the teacher/facilitator of our newest program, "Leaders for Inclusive Change".

Studies show that when an LGBTQ+ child has a singular accepting adult in their life, their chances of attempting suicide decrease by 40%. Additionally, we know that when LGBTQ+ youth have an affirming space, such as school, they are 35% less likely to attempt suicide. (Trevor Project research briefs) Lastly, we know that when school communities include GSAs and other affirming groups, it significantly reduces the risk for depression and increases well-being among LGBTQ youth. (Toomey et al., 2011).


Leaders for Inclusive Change will empower the adults who are willing to mentor and hold space for LGBTQ+ youth. The project stemmed from a request from our monthly Advocacy Support Group. At that meeting, we received several requests to hold similar trainings to support the leaders of GSAs, Diversity Clubs, and faith-based community groups.

Gamma Mu Foundation provided a grant that is compensating the creator of the six modules. In this fundraising effort, we are seeking support to pay a teacher to facilitate the live class discussion for six weeks. As part of our mission is to create employment opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals, our goal is to fairly compensate the Inclusive Leaders teacher for their time and emotional labor.

The live class will be recorded and available for future Inclusive Leaders to learn from.

Your support is greatly needed and incredibly appreciated.


The primary goal of the class is to increase the confidence and skills of adult leaders. The impact will be measured by a 10-question survey issued prior to and at the conclusion of the class. We will assess participants’ confidence in leading youth in the core areas that will be covered. Our goal is to achieve an average of 80% increase in confidence in the adults to lead their affirming programs.

The virtual class (and live discussion if we can compensate a teacher) will be based on this framework:

Week One: Creating a Safe Space - exploring what it means to create and hold a safe space for the LGBTQ+ youth community, with an optional “guidebook” for each module introduced.

Week Two: Vocabulary and History - a review of LGBTQ+ history, as well as the context of current vocabulary.

Week Three: Deconstructing Internalized Homophobia - science-based methods to detect and break down unconscious bias, focusing on homophobia and transphobia.

Week Four: The Gender Discussion - gender identity issues, pronoun usage, and the science behind them.

Week Five: Intersectionality - understanding how intersectionality affects our youth, including race, ability, and nationality.

Week Six: Building Your Inclusive Network - resources to support your future work as an Inclusive Leader, as well as reflection, capturing of learning and transformation, and final survey.


Thank you for your continued and generous support.