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Resources from the diversity and community enhancement committee in the Penn State College of Education.

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  • Community Diversity Group - a non-profit coalition with representatives from the citizens of Centre County, businesses of Centre County, employees of Penn State, local governments, and local non-profit organizations. Our goal is to create a welcoming climate for all community members. The CDG offers training, consulting, and a quarterly-updated calendar of diversity events. The focus of the training, which can be provided onsite, is providing excellent customer service to diverse customers, and can be tailored to a specific business or industry. The 4-hour workshop is for every business owner, manager, and employee who wants to provide consistent, excellent service to each and every customer.

 

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IMG_596.jpgLGBTA Resources

  • GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network - The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike. We recognize that forces such as racism and sexism have similarly adverse impacts on communities and we support schools in seeking to redress all such inequities. Many resources for teachers and students available.
  • GALE - GALE has various video and book resources (Fiction and Non-Fiction Titles) for K-12 and other populations. Visit the Resources page on their website for specific titles for purchase. Many are free and come in PDF format.
  • PFLAG (Central PA) - We're parents, family members and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (GLBTQ) people. We know how to educate a misinformed society about homosexuality because many of us were once misinformed ourselves. With more than 35 years experience of building bridges of understanding about GLBT people, PFLAG is the family voice of love, acceptance, celebration and justice for people of all sexual orientations.
  • Barbara Walters Special on transgender children and their parents
  • TransFamily - A support group for transgender and transsexual people, their parents and families.
  • Gender Spectrum Education and Training - Provides education, resources and training to create a more gender sensitive and supportive environment for all children.
  • TS Road Map - An on-line guide for people in the process of transitioning.
  • Gender Education and Advocacy - Focuses on the needs and issues of gender variant people.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality - Dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people.