At Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of equity and inclusion for all young people, regardless of identity or background. Our Clubs work to offer a safe, positive environment for youth, staff and families of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. It’s part of our broader mission to ensure that every young person has access to quality out-of-school time opportunities where they are physically and emotionally safe, healthy and develop the leadership skills they need on their path to a Great Future.
Although we are approaching the end of Pride Month, our work in empowering LGBTQ+ youth is far from over. Our mission has always been to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. To support our LGBTQ+ community, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has partnered with organizations that can provide valuable resources to support our Clubs, our members and their families. We highly encourage members of the community to take time to browse through these resources and find opportunities to guide the LGBTQ+ youth in their lives.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education.
Human Rights Campaign
Find a wealth of resources for supporting LGBTQ youth at home, in school and in the community.
The Safe Zone Project
The Safe Zone Project is a free online resource for powerful, effective LGBTQ awareness and ally training workshops.
The Trevor Project
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s LGBTQ Initiative
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