"When you only have individual counseling once every week or two, well-things happen on all those other days and that's when we need the support and that's where it (SOS) can be a big help."
Aspiring college students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) face a unique set of challenges when looking at schools. Recent studies indicate that 3.5% of adults in the U.S. identify as LGBT. This small but important subset of the population, roughly equivalent to the population of New Jersey, must consider a school’s inclusion efforts, as well as their safety and support provisions for LGBT students.
LGBTQ friendly colleges and student resources
GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of GLBT youth, that is working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Technology Access Foundation prepares under-served children of color for higher education and professional success by providing a rigorous and relevant K-12 curriculum.