SFUSD LGBTQ Student Rights

 

  • Right to be treated equally and to be free from bullying, harassment and discrimination, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (SFUSD Board Policy 5162; California Education Code Section 200-220)
  • Right to be respected and to dress and act in ways that do not conform to stereotypes associated with your gender, with respect to the student dress code (SFUSD Board Regulation R5163a; California Education Code Section 221.5)
  • Right to LGBTQ-inclusive social studies, history and comprehensive sexual health education (California Education Code Section 51204.5, and 51930-51939)
  • Right to be referred to by the gender pronoun and name that fits your gender identity (SFUSD Board Regulation R5163a; California Education Code Section 221.5)
  • Right to be involved in school activities, and access spaces such as locker rooms and restrooms, that fit with your gender identity (SFUSD Board Regulation R5163a; California Education Code Section 221.5)
  • Right to speak out about LGBTQ issues, including wearing LGBTQ-affirming t-shirts, stickers and bracelets, and access information about LGBTQ issues on school computers, and to bring same gender dates to prom (California Education Code Sections 48907&48950)
  • Right to form and organize Gay-Straight Alliance, or similarly LGBTQ-related student clubs (Federal Equal Access Act; California Education Code Section 220)
  • Right to be "out" and be yourself at school, and give permission to school staff of when and to whom they can share your LGBTQ identity
  • Right to consent to sensitive LGBTQ or sexual health-related services without permission from your parent/guardian or primary caregiver, if you are age 12 or older (California Health and Safety Code 124260; SB 543; California Family Code 6924)

Download SFUSD LGBTQ Student Rights (pdf)

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Safe School Line at (415) 241-2141
or email: safeschool@sfusd.edu
Remember to report who/what/where/when in describing incidents

  
 

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