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This month, we pair three videos with two articles in support of LGBTQIA+ students.

In addition, if you or someone you know is having an LGBTQIA+ crisis, here are some resources to help you in Oregon:

  • Crisis Text Line U.S. Text "OREGON" to 741741
  • Crisis Text Line: US texto con la palabra "AYUDA" to 741741
  • Crisis Text Line: US For those who are experiencing the trauma of racism text "Indigenous" to 741741
  • Native Crisis Text Line text "Native" to 741741
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing text "TalkWithUs" to 66746
  • Lines for Life Text 4-10pm daily "teen2teen" to 839863
  • Spanish Speakers Text "Hablanos" to 66746
  • Trevor Project (LGBTQ) Text "START" to 678678


  • Oregon Safe Schools Coalition 2020 Report - OSSCC (Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition) are already moving forward, alongside our coalition members, to outline the next-steps in state-wide data collection for the 2022 Safe Schools Report. Keeping students safe and healthy means engaging families, school administrators, teachers, the students themselves, and communities to help create a learning environment that promotes students’ physical, social, and emotional well-being.
  • The Trevor Project 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health - The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health demonstrates that rates of suicidal thoughts have trended upward among LGBTQ young people over the last three years, making our life-saving work all the more important. Capturing the experiences of nearly 34,000 LGBTQ youth ages 13 to 24 across the United States, with 45% of respondents being LGBTQ youth of color and 48% being transgender or nonbinary, our fourth annual national survey is one of the most diverse surveys of LGBTQ youth ever conducted. These data provide critical insights into some of the unique suicide risk factors faced by LGBTQ youth, top barriers to mental health care, and the negative impacts of COVID-19 and relentless anti-transgender legislation. This research also highlights several ways in which we can all support the LGBTQ young people in our lives—and help prevent suicide.

Joy Is Our Birthright is a collaborative video project by Lydia Collins and UNILEARNAL inspired by the poem “Joy Is Our Birthright” in Collins’ latest collection of poetry, To Everyone We’ve Ever Been. This project aims to capture Black joy, with a particular emphasis on Black queer and trans folx.

Lydia Collins is a Black, queer Author, Creator, and Sexual Health Educator from the Niagara Region. She published her first chapbook of poetry titled Angry. Black. Woman. in January 2019. Collins’ work is often inspired by the intersections of Blackness and queerness, the overall complexity and multifacetedness of Black life and experiences, and the importance of community

The federal law known as Title IX is meant to protect students from discrimination based on their gender identity. But many gay, lesbian, and transgender students say they face an array of challenges and safety issues on their campuses. In 'Ask Me': What LGBTQ Students Want Their Professors to Know, the Chronicle interviewed more than a dozen of them to hear more about what keeps them from thriving in college.

Ben Platt spreads awareness and highlights resources from The Trevor Project available to LGBTQ youth in crisis in Support LGBTQ Youth Featuring Ben Platt This PSA is sponsored by Macy’s as part of its Pride + Joy campaign in support of its LGBTQ colleagues, customers, and communities.