LGBTQ Events and Opportunities

All events and opportunities are categorized by area (i.e. PD for professional development or GSA for Gender and Sexuality Alliances) and listed in calendar date order. Please email any questions you may have or follow this form to request an event.

December

GSA: Live Out Loud presents Behind the Scenes at Aaptiv

  • When: Wednesday, December 13, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Location: Aaptiv, 1 World Trade Center, Suite 49A, New York, NY 10006
  • RSVP to jd@liveoutloud.info

Behind The Scenes is a monthly event hosted by a variety of LGBTQ friendly companies around NYC. We invite high-school students to meet a panel of LGBTQ professionals, hear their coming out stories, and what it's like to be out and proud at work.

The students also get a chance to meet members of other GSAs, and team up with them on activities that employees at the company would do on their day to day.

*Aaptiv brings you high quality audio fitness classes taught by certified personal trainers and set to the perfect playlist.

PD: LGBTQ Affirming Schools (Middle/High School)

  • When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 8:30 AM – 2:50 PM
  • Location: P.S. 13 Clement C. Moore, 55-01 94th St, Queens, NY 11373
  • RSVP Now

Open to all school staff grades 6-12. In this workshop, participants explore a range of approaches to make schools more inclusive for all students. Educators and staff learn why and how classroom strategies, such as an inclusive curriculum, and other school-based strategies, such as the presence of a Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA), can increase school connectedness and promote success for all students.

Participants receive and learn how to use several tools, including the NYCDOE-recommended Understanding Self-Identity health education supplement; the Scenarios USA Man in the Mirror video and accompanying lesson plan; Respect for All resources; the NYCDOE Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Student Guidelines; and tools for building a GSA.

Finally, participants prepare to turnkey workshop information to their colleagues and introduce the OUT for Safe Schools® badge program in their school.

January

PD: OUT for Safe Schools Webinar

  • When: Monday, January 7, 2019, from 3:15 – 4:30 PM
  • Location: Online — Register for link
  • RSVP Now

Open to all school staff grades K-12 interestedin bringing the OUT for Safe Schools badge program to their school. OUT forSafe Schools is a national initiative that helps educators, administrators, andother school district employees “come out” as visible allies for LGBTQ students.

As part of the program, participating staff wear badges identifyingthemselves as allies in order to make school a safer, more welcoming place.Participants in this webinar learn how to implement the OUT for Safe Schoolsprogram in their schools, discuss the importance of the OUT for Safe Schoolsprogram, and identify strategies for building safer, more affirming schools forLGBTQ students.

GSA: Gender and Sexuality Alliance Summit

  • When: Monday, January 29, 2019
  • Location: TBD
  • Registration Opens in November

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Summit is an opportunity for students and faculty advisers of these clubs to celebrate, network, and learn from one another. Separate workshops will be offered for student leaders and faculty advisers. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

February

PD: Affirming Student Identities — Systems and Practices that Foster Student Voice

  • When: Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Location: Bronx Collaborative High School, 100 West Mosholu Parkway South Bronx, NY 10468
  • RSVP Now

Bronx Collaborative High School (BxCHS) is a Title I high school located in the Van Cortlandt Village neighborhood of the Bronx. This school believes that collaboration with scholars, government, community-based organizations, cultural institutions, educational programs, and outside professionals creates an ability to address issues of social justice and to create positive change in the world.

At this Showcase, visitors will learn how Bronx Collaborative High School affirms student identities, including their LGBTQ students, through practices that are responsive to the entire school community. Visitors will gain insight on how BxCHS provides opportunities for student agency, choice, and voice in their classrooms and community at large. Visitors will observe student-led lessons that affirm identities. Visitors will also have an opportunity to collaborate with staff to plan lessons that affirm student identities.

PD: Equity and Excellence — Empower Students on Their Paths to Success

  • When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Location: Queens High School for Information, Research, and Technology,
    8-21 Bay 25 Street; Queens, NY 11691
  • RSVP Now

At this showcase, visitors will learn how QIRT applies an equity lens to college access and readiness. For the school, this involves knowing every student and meeting their individual needs to ensure access is given to all students. Visitors will learn about the individualized college and career plans that prepare students for college and beyond.

Additionally, visitors will learn about their instructional approach to "vertically aligned curriculum" to ensure all students can successfully matriculate through high school and pursue post-secondary options. At the end of the day, visitors will have an opportunity to plan how they can translate and adapt these practices into their own work.

March

PD: Affirming Student Identities — Systems and Practices that Foster Student Voice

  • When: Friday, March 15, 2019, from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Location: Bronx Collaborative High School,
    100 West Mosholu Parkway South Bronx, NY 10468
  • RSVP Now

Bronx Collaborative High School (BxCHS) is a Title I high school located in the Van Cortlandt Village neighborhood of the Bronx. This school believes that collaboration with scholars, government, community-based organizations, cultural institutions, educational programs, and outside professionals creates an ability to address issues of social justice and to create positive change in the world.

At this Showcase, visitors will learn how Bronx Collaborative High School affirms student identities, including their LGBTQ students, through practices that are responsive to the entire school community. Visitors will gain insight on how BxCHS provides opportunities for student agency, choice, and voice in their classrooms and community at large. Visitors will observe student-led lessons that affirm identities. Visitors will also have an opportunity to collaborate with staff to plan lessons that affirm student identities.

April

PD: Equity and Excellence — Empower Students on Their Paths to Success

  • When: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Queens High School for Information, Research, and Technology (8-21 Bay 25 Street; Queens, NY 11691)
  • RSVP Now

At this Showcase, visitors will learn how QIRT applies an equity lens to college access and readiness. For the school, this involves knowing every student and meeting their individual needs to ensure access is given to all students. Visitors will learn about the individualized college and career plans that prepare students for college and beyond. Additionally, visitors will learn about their instructional approach to "vertically aligned curriculum" to ensure all students can successfully matriculate through high school and pursue post-secondary options. At the end of the day, visitors will have an opportunity to plan how they can translate and adapt these practices into their own work.

June

Community engagement: March with DOE in Queens Pride

  • When: Sunday, June 2, 2019, at TBD (Typically 11 AM)
  • Location: Line Up Location TBD
  • Registration Opens in May

The New York City Department of Education will march in various LGBTQ pride events during the month of June. All school community members are welcome to join marches in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. The lead chaperone can register their school to receive sample permission slips and additional information after discussing with their school leader. Alternatively, adult participants (DOE employees and their invited guests) can register to march as an adult participant.

PD: Sexuality, Women, and Gender (SWaG) Instructional Equity Conference

  • When: Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Location: TBD
  • Registration Opens in May

The Sexuality, Women, and Gender (SWaG) Instructional Equity Conference will take place at LaGuardia High School, 100 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, from 9:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Teachers are invited to learn about building equity for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations in the classroom, whether in STEM, ELA, Social Studies, Health, or more. Workshops will be presented by community partners and experienced educational professionals. Note that the conference is scheduled for Anniversary Day, a non-attendance day for students. Five hours of CTLE credit will be offered for NYC Department of Education teachers who attend the entire day.

Community Engagement: March with DOE in Brooklyn Pride

  • When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, at TBD (Typically 6 PM)
  • Location: Line Up Location TBD
  • Registration Opens in May

The New York City Department of Education will march in various LGBTQ pride events during the month of June. All school community members are welcome to join marches in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. The lead chaperone can register their school to receive sample permission slips and additional information after discussing with their school leader. Alternatively, adult participants (DOE employees and their invited guests) can register to march as an adult participant.

Community Engagement: March with DOE in NYC Pride March (Manhattan)

  • When: Sunday, June 30, 2019, at TBD (Typically 10 AM)
  • Location: Line Up Location TBD
  • Registration Opens in May

The New York City Department of Education will march in various LGBTQ pride events during the month of June. All school community members are welcome to join marches in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. The lead chaperone can register their school to receive sample permission slips and additional information after discussing with their school leader. Alternatively, adult participants (DOE employees and their invited guests) can register to march as an adult participant.

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