PDL Celebrates #SpiritDay

According to a national school climate survey conducted in 2017, 70% of LGBTQ students reported being verbally harassed, and even more reported hearing homophobic remarks from teachers and/or school staff because of their gender expression.

Here at PDL, we believe that stories have the power to build empathy, and on this Spirit Day, when millions of people wear purple to support anti-bullying efforts for LGBTQ+ youth, we are here to provide resources and support as we all work toward a world without bullying. Check out the resources and titles below to learn more information.

Online Resources

GLAAD Spirit Day
Learn the facts, how you can participate, and sign the pledge against bullying!

A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
Redraw your world without bullying! Videos and resources for kids and adults curated in conjunction with Cartoon Network.

Bullying, Cyberbullying, and LGBTQ Students by the Cyberbullying Research Center
A research study centered on the disproportionate rate of bullying on the LGBTQ+ community.

The GLBT National Resource Database
The GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity.

GLSEN works to ensure LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.

The Trevor Project
Providing information and support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round. Call, text, or chat with trained counselors anytime you need support.

Library Resources

Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child
by Telaina Eriksen
Parenting Collection 306.874 E

Growing Up Trans: In Our Own Words
edited by Lindsay Herriot
Teen Nonfiction 306.76 H

You Are Not Alone: Finding Your LGBTQ Community
by Jeremy Quist
Teen Nonfiction 306.76 Q

If I Was Your Girl
by Meredith Russo
Teen Fiction RUSSO

by Mike Curato
Teen Graphic Novels FLA

I’ll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson
Teen Fiction NELSON

Here the Whole Time
by Vitor Martins
Teen Fiction MARTINS

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