Safe spaces are created when staff and educators let their LGBTQ+ students know they are an ally by displaying a visible sign of support. Hanging a rainbow flag or a safe space poster or sticker on a door, in an office or a classroom can accomplish this. Research shows that just knowing there is a supportive educator or staff member at school can help LGBTQ+ students feel better and safer
about being in school.
GLSEN's Safe Space Kit can help educators and school administrators create a safe space for LGBTQ youth in schools. The kit includes a guide with concrete strategies that will help support LGBTQ students, educate about anti-LGBTQ bias and advocate for changes. The kit also includes a Safe Space Poster that can be hung in a classroom or office.