LGBTQ+ Resources for Families
Gender & Sexuality Diversity Parent Advisory Council (GSDPAC)
GSDPAC Vision: We envision Saint Paul Public Schools as a district in which all students may achieve academically, have safe and welcoming leanring environments, learn about gender and sexual diversity, and build the skills to succeed in life.
GSDPAC Mission: Our mission is to build a strong partnership between families with gender and sexual diversity and Saint Paul Public Schools.About Us
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. 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 and the School Board to improve the success of our students, families, schools, and district.Meeting Details
- Location: 360 Colborne St (District Administration Building)
- Dates: Select Wednesdays
- September 12, 2018
- November 14, 2018
- January 9, 2019
- March 13, 2019
- May 8, 2019
- Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
- Meals are provided at each meeting at no cost.
- Transportation and childcare may be requested.
- Contact Clark Hoelscher at 651-592-9956 for more information.
Resources in the Community
Family Equality Council
An organization working to connect, support, and represent parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, and their children.
PLAG Twin Cities
An organization supporting parents, families, and friends of GLBT people in teh metro area that hosts meetings and events that center around education, advocacy, and support.
Rainbow Health Initiative
Promoting essential resources to improve community health, expanding access to and availability of cultural competent care, improving the health of LGBTQ communities, and ensuring that LGBTQ health is part of public dialog through offering recovery support, equity in action, healthy living programs, and trainings.
Working to provide therapy for youth and families, training for practioners, and community parterships for social change so that LGBTQ youth and their families may be free of oppression in all its forms.
An inclusive and safe space for families with transgender and questioning youth to come together as a community which promotes self-awareness, resources, and visibility through advocacy. Offers peer-led support groups for families and youth.