LGBTQ+ Educator Resources

There are several lists you can find online that point out LGBTQ+ resources for educators of all grade levels to bring into their classroom. After sorting through these lists we have narrowed down what we believe to be the best ones for a classroom setting.

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Resources for K-6

Worm Loves Worm

Worm Loves Worm, J. J. Austrian

by J. J. Austrian

Stella Brings the Family

Stella Brings the Family, by Miriam B. Schiffer

by Miriam B. Schiffer

It Feels Good to be Yourself

It Feels Good to be Yourself

by Theresa Thorn

This Day in June

This Day in June, by Gayle E Pitman

by Gayle E Pitman

I Am Jazz

I Am Jazz, by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

In Our Mothers' House

In Our Mothers' House, by Patricia Polacco

by Patricia Polacco

Resources for 7-12

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green

by John Green and  David Levithan

Friends & Family

Friends & Family by Dan Woog

by Dan Woog

Gender Revolution

Gender Revolution by Katie Couric

by Katie Couric

Queer: The Ultimate Guide for Teens
(2019 Edition)

Queer: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens by Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke

by Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke


Honor Girl

Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash

by Maggie Thrash

Resources for Teachers

Acting Out! Combating Homophobia Through Teacher Activism

  • An amazing resource written by educators for educators. This book describes real experiences teachers have had and the good and bad ways they dealt with them. It addresses issues of homophobia, including several identities and intersectionality within the community. Although it is a bit of a long read, it is definitely worth it!


  • Lesson plans, resources, information, and teacher guides
  • Quick, easy, resourceful, and made specifically for educators of grades K-12 

Trevor Project

  • Resources and some education based topics
  • Mostly used to help educators get more familiar with topics and to help them give resources to others 

Rejected Resources

While some of the resources we came across were not the most educational or didn't directly address LGBTQ+ issues, they would still be good to have available in your classroom for students to read.

 Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage by Adam Reynolds

by Adam Reynolds

Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

by Sophie Beer

Donovan's Big Day

Donovan's Big Day by Lesléa Newman

by by Lesléa Newman

Prince & Knight

Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack

by Daniel Haack

Gender Outlaws

Gender Outlaws by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman

by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman

Revolutionary Voices

Revolutionary Voices by Amy Sonnie

by Amy Sonnie