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Inclusive Education Project Podcast

Jan 16, 2018

Show Notes

How can we all become more aware and understanding of students who identify as LGBTQ? What can parents and schools do to become more inclusive? Joining us today is LGBTQ affirming therapist, Jamie Swanson, and she shares some insights on appropriate language to use and legal protections to be aware of.

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What We Cover in This Episode:

  • What does LGBQT stands for?
  • What does an affirming therapist do and how can he/she help a LGBTQ student?
  • What role privilege plays in helping allies raise awareness
  • What the appropriate language is to refer to an LGBTQ person
  • What legal protections exist for LGBTQ students in schools
  • Should a parent have the right to choose the gender of their child on the birth certificate when the child is born?
  • Is an IEP an option for a LGBTQ student?

Resources Mentioned:

Assembly Bill 1266

Title IX

Birth Certificate law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (Assembly Bill 179)

LGBT Center Orange County


Lambda Legal

OCEC – Orange County Equality Coalition


Jamie's Contact Information: 

Location: 2900 Bristol St. Suite J204, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626

Number: (949) 298-5251

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