MCPS takes pride in the level of support for both students and staff that identify in the LGBTQIA+ community. We have welcoming, affirming schools, classrooms, teams, and clubs. We value all of our children, youth, teachers, staff, and parents.
Index & 53 pages of Resources for youth/parents/staff
-- e.g., Support, Activities, Health, Affirming Therapy, Legal, Coming Out, Pronouns,
Sports, Bathrooms, Colleges & Scholarships, Multicultural, Faith, etc.
Coming Out, the Gender Unicorn model, Advice for Parents of Trans* Kids, & a Book List
24/7 free suicide crisis support, available by call, text, or chat:
24/7 crisis support for LGBTQ youth, 100% confidential and free:
Text “START” to 678-678,
24/7 free local Montgomery County Crisis Center, in person or call:
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60 page comprehensive guidebook for all
View full LGBTQIA+ Guide
Gavin Grimm is a nationally known advocate for transgender rights. At the age of 15, Gavin was banned from using the men's restroom in his school because he is a transgender man. He testified to his school district, explaining that as a transgender teen, being forced to use bathrooms at school besides the one that matched his gender was “alienating” and “humiliating.” With support from the ACLU, Gavin took his case through the legal system all the way to the Supreme Court who, by declining to hear Grimm vs Gloucester County School Board in 2021, upheld lower court's rulings that not allowing Gavin to use the men's restroom violated his constitutional rights under Title IX. Gavin today is 23 and continues to advocate for his community.