We believe that LGBTQ youth should have the freedom to be open (or not) about their identity and ideas in schools and government facilities. The ACLU of Tennessee strives to protect their right to be safe and visible, and to have their identity embraced rather than belittled or erased. We help students protect their right to free expression, to establish gay-straight alliance clubs, and to be taught in an environment respectful of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Our LGBT Youth Resource Center provides information for students; parents of gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, questioning or transgender youth; teachers; and administrators. Learn about your rights, what you can do to make a change, download resources, and get support.