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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.

View San Juan Unified's Gender Identity & Access Board Policy (BP 5145.41) and Administrative Regulation (AR 5145.41).

For questions or additional support, please contact

Crisis Support

Mental health supports are available through the district and Care Solace referral service. Learn more.

Community Resources

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.

  • Trevor Space - TrevorSpace is an affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. The space is hosted and supervised by The Trevor Project.

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.

GSA/Pride Clubs

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.

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 for more information.

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