Providing Leadership as an Administrator

Administrators play a critical role in setting the culture of a school.  Students, educators, and parents look to administrators to take the lead on making sure that all students feel included and welcome.  GSAFE has provided training for administrators around Wisconsin related to LGBTQ+ student issues.  If you are an administrator looking for guidance or training, please call our Senior Director of Education & Policy Brian Juchems at (608)661-4141 or email him at

Here are a few resources that can be helpful for administrators related to LGBTQ+ issues:

From the ACLU: This open letter to school administrators explains the legal rights students have to a GSA.

From the U.S Department of Education: This Dear Colleague Letter clarifies students’ rights to a GSA and explains the benefits a GSA has on schools and students.

From Gender Spectrum: This resource provides comprehensive guidance on supporting transgender and gender non-conforming students in your school.

From the U.S Departments of Justice and Education: This Dear Colleague Letter clarifies that Title IX provides protection from discrimination for transgender students.



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“​Chippewa Falls Middle School’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive place for all of our students to learn and grow together. The Safe Space training from GSAFE provided staff with valuable resources to become more aware of how to be a better gender inclusive school!​” – Susan Kern, Middle School Principal