Not every school has a GSA, but that doesn't mean every teacher can't create a safe space for every student. Let the students know that everyone is welcome in your classroom with these simple "Welcome Everyone!" rainbows.
These are free and I invite you to share them with all your teacher friends. Research has shown that Gay Straight Alliance Clubs create safer schools with less bullying and more inclusion for all.
Your classroom can be one of those safe spaces that LGBT students recognize as safe and you can be the teacher they know accepts them for who they are.
Have a great day!
Brett Bigham is the 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year and is a fierce advocate for LGBT students and teachers. :0)