For Elementary, Middle, & High School Students
A great resource for learning about gender identity in schools and in the classroom is Gender Spectrum. Below are a few of their resources.
Training & Education
YPI offers a variety of LGBTQ trainings. We specialize in professional development trainings geared towards adult learners but we also go into schools and classrooms to speak with students. The two training courses we offer are LGBTQ 101 and Trans 101; each an hour and presented by one or two knowledgeable facilitators. During consultations, requestors can work with us to solidify the details of the training, get a better sense of what the training needs/goals are and can supplement additional information or topics you see fit/request. We want you to get the most from this training, so please let us know of any particular topics or issues you want addressed when connected with your trainer.
Tina Ingemi M. Ed. (she/they)
Founder of The LGBTour. Licensed School Counselor, Queer Curator of Learning Spaces
Mission: Centering intention and compassion in youth-centered spaces.
Vision: Provide curated learning experiences for educators, and youth serving organizations, to prioritize accountability for safe and compassionate spaces.
I offer one to one and group coaching for LGBTQIA+ affirming education, empathy rooted leadership, play based learning for youth serving organizations.
I offer expertise in the following subjects,
- Queer-Affirming School Culture and Policy
- Pronouns & Intentional Language 101
- LGBTQIA+ History
- LGBTQIA+ Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
- Action for Next Steps and Accountability
- Facilitate Community in Student Groups
Inquire here to be one of the 10 Stops on the LGBTour to receive a FREE workshop for your organization.
Preview of Tina’s training: Supporting the LGBTQIA2S+ Community, A guide for educators and counselors.
Gender Spectrum has trained thousands of schools, school districts, medical clinics, and other organizations and groups across the United States, building the capacity of tens of thousands of teachers, administrators, doctors, psychologists, counselors, and other leaders to create gender-inclusive environments for the young people they work with.
We host regular teleconference information sessions where you can learn more about our professional development services. These training Q&A calls give us a chance to share information about our work and give you a chance to ask questions related to your specific needs. Click below to get the schedule and join a call! You can also contact us for more information at email@example.com.
We are committed to helping you realize your objectives. We are not a program or curriculum. We begin with where your organization is today and the specific aims you hope to accomplish and then collaborate with you to see how a richer understanding of gender can help you accomplish them. It is not a one size fits all process, but instead a collaborative partnership tailored to meet your specific needs.
Trust is an essential characteristic of any partnership. Because of this, we maintain a strict level of privacy regarding our work with clients. It is critical that our partners feel safe asking the uncomfortable questions and exploring the challenging topics that may arise in the process of working together. To help establish and maintain this trust, we have a policy to not publicly acknowledge we work with a client unless they want to do so, and under no circumstance do we discuss the specific work that we engaged in.
TSER – Trans Student Educational Resources
TSER facilitates several workshops, each of which is a collaborative learning experience between attendees and workshop hosts. We can tailor any of these workshops to fit your needs. We present at conferences, events, schools, colleges, universities, and more! If you’d like to request a workshop, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For College & University Students
Campus Pride Index – National listing of LGBTQ+ friendly colleges and universities. In development since 2001, the LGBTQ-Friendly Campus Pride Index is in response to the increasing demand for tools and resources to support campuses in assessing LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices. The only one of its kind, the index is a valuable national assessment tool for campuses looking for ways to improve their LGBTQ campus life.
|Rhode Island College||Unity Center – 401-456-8791 – The Unity Center serves as a brave space on campus for all students to engage in meaningful and critical conversations that challenge systems of oppression.||Gender inclusive housing available|
|University of Rhode Island||Gender & Sexuality Center – 401-874-2894 – Robust center offering support for LGBTQ+ students, including occasional offerings of vocal training groups (for students and non students)||Gender inclusive housing available|
|Community College of Rhode Island||Triangle Alliance – 401-455-6104 – The Triangle Alliance is an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and staff as well as allies. The group, which aims to create a safe, affirming space for people to talk about issues of gender and sexual orientation on and off campus, will schedule meeting dates and times, soon. Whatever campus you are on, you are welcome to attend a meeting on the Flanagan campus.|
Gender Equity Initiative – The Gender Equity Initiative is a collaboration of CCRI staff, faculty and students concerned about issues of equity affecting our college community. These issues include LGBTQ identity, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender-based discrimination.
|Brown University||LGBTQ Center – 401-863-3062 – The LGBTQ Center, established at Brown in 2004, provides a comprehensive range of education/training, cultural, social and educational programming, support services and advocacy services to the entire Brown Community. The Center works to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff, their families and friends, and the campus community at large.||Gender inclusive housing available|
|Rhode Island School of Design||Intercultural Student Engagement LGBTQ+ Page – 401-277-4908 – The Office of Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE) promotes cultural awareness, dialogue, and interaction while serving as a hands-on resource for specific RISD communities. Primary target communities include: students of color; international students; students identifying within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Polyamorous (LGBTQIAP) spectrum; religious and/or spiritual students; and those dedicated to inclusive community.||Gender inclusive housing available|
|Providence College||SHEPARD – 401-865-2191 – SHEPARD is a support group for all members of the LGBTQQIAA* community who choose to become involved. The name is an acronym that stands for Stopping Homophobia, Eliminating Prejudice and Restoring Dignity. The name was also chosen in part to commemorate Matthew Shepard, a student at University of Wyoming who was brutally murdered in 1998 in an event that remains one of the most discussed LGBT hate crimes in modern American History.||No mention of gender inclusive housing online|
|Johnson & Wales||Gender Equity Center – 401-598-1138 – The Gender Equity Center director and student staff are available to talk one-on-one with students seeking support and assistance for a range of personal issues. Our library features books, videos, resource files, brochures, videos and magazines for student use. We also have a referral lists for resources within the university and the community. In addition, our lounge is a relaxing environment to stop in to check your email, read, join a discussion group, pick up free safer sex supplies, or relax with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. We look forward to welcoming you!||“Gender neutral” housing may be available upon request to residential life|
|Salve Regina University||Alliance Student Organization – The Alliance provides a safe, supportive place for LGBTQ+ students and allies to support each other, partake in social activities, and create a platform for activism.||Some evidence that gender inclusive housing might be available, but it is unclear|
|Roger Williams University||Queer and Trans Student Initiatives – At Roger Williams, we work with and support students to raise awareness and acceptance of the various communities that make up our larger queer and trans community (for example; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual, or questioning communities). Through the Intercultural Center (IC) we offer a direct resource area for all members of the queer and trans communities and their allies. The office is a key component in implementing RWU’s examination of our global society.|
Queer and Trans Resource and Advocacy Center – The Queer and Trans Resource and Advocacy Center (QTRAC) is located in the heart of RWU’s campus, adjacent to the 9, 10, 11 Tower of Maple Hall. The QTRAC houses our LGBTQIAP+ student organization, the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA), our student-led Trans Affinity Group (TAG), and two clubs that are committed to various issues facing womyn in the world, Feminists United and the Women’s Collective.
The Kinship Collective – This mentor program matches undergraduate students with members of our faculty and staff who identify as queer or trans people. We believe in the power of forming connections with individuals who have a shared or similar identity as one that is salient to us, particularly in developing a sense of belonging within a new community.
|Gender inclusive housing available|
|Bryant University||Pride Center – (401) 232-6854 – As part of the PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Pride Center is open to individuals of all identities to explore issues relating to gender and sexuality. Our center is proud to offer the Safe Zone program to all student, faculty, and staff at Bryant University to nurture a more open, affirming, and safe university community for LGBTQ identified individuals and their allies.The Pride Center works with Bryant Pride, and student organizations focused on representing and supporting the LGBTQ community and its allies both on the Bryant campus and beyond.||Gender inclusive housing available|