At school, you have the right to…
- Be safe and free from harassment and bullying.
- Be treated equally and be free from discrimination because of your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
- Be out or not be out about your sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.
- Be yourself, including dressing and acting in ways that do not conform to stereotypes associated with your gender.
- Start a gender-sexuality alliance, queer-straight alliance, or similar club or affinity group.
- Wear LGBTQ-positive or political t-shirts, stickers, or bracelets.
- Speak out about LGBTQ issues.
- Access pro-LGBTQ websites or information about LGBTQ issues on your school’s computers.
- Bring a date to the prom regardless of their gender identity or expression.
- Use the sex-separated restroom or locker room that most closely aligns with your gender identity. You may also use a singleoccupancy restroom if you feel more comfortable, but no one can force you to use a single-occupancy restroom
Your school has responsibilities and you can use the law for protection.
Last Reviewed: August 2, 2023