LGBTQIA+ Resources and Support
San Juan Unified School District aims to provide school sites the resources and support to meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and families.
For questions or additional support, please contact LGBTQ@sanjuan.edu.
Mental health supports are available through the district and Care Solace referral service. Learn more.
Trevor Project Help Line: Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. This hotline is confidential and free.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
Sacramento LGBT Community Center: (916) 442-0185
Gender Health Center: (916) 455-2391
Sacramento Area Rainbow Kids: (916) 642-9760
Trans Families Sacramento/Pflag Sacramento (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays): (916) 978‐0410
LGBTQ+ Youth Programs
Q-Spot Youth Programs -The Sacramento LGBT Community Center’s youth programs offer an array of services for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24, their family, friends, and allies.
The Lounge - Hosted by Gender Spectrum, is a space for teens, parents, and professionals to connect with one another. Members can form their own groups and participate in our broader online community.
LYRIC - Resources for trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth aged 17 and under.
Gender Identity in Athletics
All students should have the opportunity to participate in sports and activities in a manner that is consistent with their gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on a student’s records. The student and/or the student’s school may seek review of the student’s eligibility for participation in interscholastic athletics in a gender that does not match the gender assigned at birth.
Once the student has been granted eligibility to participate in interscholastic athletics consistent with their gender identity, the eligibility is granted for the duration of the student’s participation and does not need to be renewed every sports season or school year. All discussion and documentation will be kept confidential, and the proceedings will be sealed unless the student and family make a specific request.
Notice to the school: The student and/or parents shall contact the school administrator or athletic director indicating that the student has a consistent gender identity different than the gender listed on the student’s school registration records, and that the student desires to participate in activities in a manner consistent with their gender identity.
Gender & Sexualities Alliances, or GSAs for short, are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSAs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice.
A growing body of research confirms that the presence of a GSA has a positive and lasting effect on student health, wellness, and academic performance. It can also protect students from harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and improve school climates for all students in the long-term.
P.R.I.D.E. P.A.K. is a districtwide student leadership club for LGBTQIA+ students and allies in grades 9-12/ The purpose of the club is to build community, have fun and work on building the annual student-led Pride Conference. The group meets monthly. If you are interested in participating, please email LGBTQ@sanjuan.edu for more information.
- LGBTQ+ College Resource Center
- Accredited Online College Programs- LGBTQ Resource Guide
- LGBTQ+ Campus Friendly Search
- College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
- How to Find a LGBTQ-Friendly College