Gender and Sexual Diversity Parent Advisory Committee (GSDPAC)
We envision Saint Paul Public Schools as a district in which all students may achieve academically, have safe and welcoming learning environments, learn about gender and sexual diversity, and build the skills to succeed in life.
Our mission is to build a strong partnership between families with gender and sexual diversity and Saint Paul Public Schools.
We are parents and guardians from many racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or the parents and guardians of SPPS's LGBTQ+ students. We have a common vision for the success of our students. Our focus is on relationship building, family engagement, and ensuring that all students receive a premier education. We serve as a forum for families to express concerns and advocate on our children's behalf.
We empower LGBTQ+ families from all racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds to be engaged in their children's education. We make recommendations to the Superintendent to improve the success of our students, families, schools, and district.
Meeting Details 2021-2022
Location: Virtual (email Clark Hoelscher for meeting link)
Dates: Second Thursday of the month (except January 6th and June 16th)
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Questions? Call 651-592-9956
Community Family and Youth Groups
Transgender, intersex, gender-expansive, revolutionay resources and services for youth and families.
Programming online and througout Twin Cities and Metro area
Community group and events for transgender and gender non-conforming youth and families.
Meeting locations throughout Twin Cities and Metro area
Many additional local organizations, healthcare providers and resources can be found on our General Resources page
Family Multimedia Resources
A two-hour documentary exploring the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.
From PFLAG, a support guide for parents, families and friends of transgender and gender non-conforming people.
From Family Acceptance Project, providing key information from research on how families can help support their LGBTQ+ children.
From the Human Rights Campaign, a book list specifically for adults to better understand and support their transgender and non-binary children.